National Infrastructure Innovation Challenge & $50k Prize


Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts. Top ranked submissions will pitch in-person at the Defense TechConnect Innovation Conference (Washington DC, September 2022) for a chance at the $50,000 Innovation Award prize pool. Partnering consortium represent $10+ Billion in contracting authority for rapid prototyping of emerging technologies. Innovations due June 30, 2022, so submit your technologies today!

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Contact Information

Note: In addition to the contact information, the following information may be made available to conference attendees if organization is invited to participate in program. Please do not include any confidential or proprietary information in your submissions details.

Organization Information

List as you want printed in the program.

Must start with a http:// or a https://, for example:

Technology Details

50 words max.
If Other selected above.
TRL numbers are defined here:
Enter up to 3 technology keywords separated by commas.
Enter up to 3 market keywords separated by commas.
200 words max. What is transformational about this technology? How is it different from existing technologies? What is the potential impact on industry, markets and society?
200 words max. How is your technology of value to the DOD over existing solutions? faster/lighter/stronger/cheaper/efficient? etc.
50 words max. i.e, SBIR, OTA, Grants, etc.
50 words max.
50 words max. VC, corporate, angel, grants, etc.
200 words max.
200 words max.


* A nontraditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards.

Consortium Membership


By submitting, I agree to the Challenge Rules Terms & Conditions, including agreeing that my submission does not contain any confidential, proprietary or classified information. I further agree that I am authorized to submit this prize application on behalf of my organization.
Challenge Rules Terms & Conditions