• The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has announced the launch of a Startup Studio designed to rapidly field commercial technologies.  Photo courtesy of Department of Homeland Security
     The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has announced the launch of a Startup Studio designed to rapidly field commercial technologies. Photo courtesy of Department of Homeland Security

DHS Launches Startup Studio 2021

December 11, 2020
Posted by: George I. Seffers
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The inaugural event will be held in January.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will launch its first Homeland Security Startup Studio in January. The program is a partnership with FedTech and is aimed at commercializing federally funded breakthrough technologies to support homeland security missions, the directorate announced December 10.  

The Homeland Security Startup Studio is designed to accelerate and deliver commercial applications of technologies to meet homeland security needs. The effort will focus initially on S&T-funded technologies, with plans to expand in the future to include technologies from other agencies and laboratories. The program will form teams of entrepreneurs and match them with innovative and ground-breaking technologies to assess their commercialization potential, the written announcement states.  

They will work hand-in-hand with lab scientists and inventors, then explore forming companies around those technologies to solve the real-world problems of government and commercial customers. 

The launch event on January 7, 2021, is open to the public and will feature a DHS keynote speaker, fireside chats and a venture spotlight company. Any one seeking more information or interested in registering for the launch event can visit the S&T Events page. For more information about S&T’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program and ways to work with S&T, visit https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/work-with-st 

The Homeland Security Startup Studio is powered by FedTech, a venture builder that intersects entrepreneurship and breakthrough technologies with mission-driven organizations such as the Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Energy, federal laboratories and universities. 

 

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