SynCell News • May 1, 2022
The Emerge Accelerator connects Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners (e.g., operational units, program offices, etc.) with emerging technology teams and startups at our nation’s top research universities.
NSIN is establishing a new pilot called Emerge Accelerator within its Acceleration Portfolio. Emerge seeks to establish T3 partnerships with universities to spin out new dual-use ventures (one that targets both government and commercial (enterprise and/or consumer) customers), based on existing university intellectual property, that correspond to the DoD’s urgent and critical areas of technology development.
Emerge is based on the foundational principle that universities do not need to create new programs or resources to participate, and its funding is intended to support university-based technology teams in accelerated technology development, and venture formation, for the purposes of commercial and DoD applications. The pilot is designed to leverage the existing programs, infrastructure, and venture resources at strategic partner universities that most closely align with DoD technology focus areas and mission priorities.