Provides non-dilutive capital to companies to solve national defense problems. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is a United States Department of Defense organization focused on accelerating commercial technologies to the U.S. military.

MD5: Defense Innovation Accelerated

MD5 is accelerating the dissemination of innovation knowledge and methods throughout the DoD workforce. They are in the process of building new communities of innovators to create a novel capacity for national security problem solving. 

NSTXL – Technology at the Speed of Mission

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) prospects and develops innovative technology from the across the broad commercial and non-traditional defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities that enhance mission and support the Warfighter.

Technology Accelerator – AFWERX

The Air Force launched a startup technology accelerator through its AFwerX community of innovators.
The technology accelerator focuses on developing better relationships with commercially viable startup companies with dual-purpose technologies - technologies that have a private sector application as well as government application. 


As a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), IMPAX has the ability to communicate directly with government agencies, industry, academia, and the public to assist with completing complex technological projects at a faster rate, with higher returns.

TREX – The Training and Readiness Accelerator

TReX is a new era public- private partnership that is managed by the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). Delivering basic and advanced training to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of a strong and capable military.

SBA Growth Accelerators:  The Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Looking to accelerate the growth and development of your small business, check out SBA’s Accelerator Grantees for additional services.

Department of Energy Technology-to-Market Program

Tech-to-Market pilots and evaluates innovative programs that eliminate the common barriers promising technologies face along the pathway to market. Our programs are focused on two interrelated areas: market readiness and resources access. Learn more about their focus areas and how their programs enable new solutions. 

Cyclotron Road

A fellowship program that supports leading technology innovators as they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, we have awarded more than $10 million to 28 innovators who have gone on to generate more than $48 million in early stage funding to support their projects.

The Incubatenergy Network

Accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy through national coordination of incubator resources supporting entrepreneurs focused on clean energy innovation and deployment. The network has supported more than 500 companies to date and has a significant pipeline.

Fed Tech 

Pairs entrepreneurs with inventions from over 17 federal labs to commercialize federally funded research and development projects. The Fed Tech program helps teams validate demands for the technology and build a basic business model within two months.

LAUNCH:   Identifies and accelerates innovations that will change the world

LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world. LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level.

Accelerating Innovation

Find an Innovation, Apply for a Grant, Get Engaged! The purpose is to advance Longer-lasting highway infrastructure using Innovations to accomplish the Fast construction of Efficient and safe highways and bridges. And it's innovation that is the key to finding our way out the highway challenge. Innovations is an inclusive term used by HfL to convey all of the following: technologies, materials, tools, equipment, procedures, specifications, methodologies, processes or practices used in the financing, design or construction of highways.