and reach out to the military innovation hubs

from Germany, France, USA and NATO

13 March 2018 | 10AM - 1PM | Austin/TX/USA
Leave the home base and find new perspectives
not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but at the worldwide leading digital conference SXSW.
Startups learn more about innovations in defense and potential synergies
Military get inspired by the startup ecosystem.
in cooperation with the NATO ACT Innovation HubSOFwerXAFwerX and Joint European Disruptive Initiative 


The order for the day
I Opening
Learn about armed forces innovation needs and the driving forces behind defense innovation:
·        Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub, digital innovation accelerator in the German Armed Forces
·        SOFwerX, the innovation unit of the US Special Operations Command
·        AFWERX, the innovation unit of the US Air Force
·        NATO ACT Innovation Hub, innovation unit of Allied Command Transformation
·        Joint European Disruptive Initiative, a french-german innovation agency
(5 minutes each) 
II Startup Pitches
Startups are invited to pitch their innovation.
Topics of interest:
·        Innovative Tactical Communication (ITC)
v  communications and intelligence systems, e.g. SDR, radio equipment, sensors, mobile devices and displays
v  geospatial, battle management or encryption software
·        any other technology that you think will transcent military capabilities
 (5 minutes each)
III Innovation Perspectives and Experience sharing
Are you a successful social, government, startup or military innovator? Share your innovation with our audience of startup and defense entrepreneurs.
(5 minutes each)
IV Networking
Every successful mission ends with a cold beer and time for a chat at the bar. 
Please register here if you are interested to participate as a
  • startup: pitch your innovation - focused on ITC or your big thing - to potential customers!
  • speaker: share your innovation history with the audience at our stage for one of the 5 minutes slots!
  • guest: be part of an inspiring startup recon mission
We look forward to your application!
In case of inquiries please contact LTC Florian Busch-Janser