JUNE 19-21, 2023

CBRN Defense Modernization Challenge


Submit for a chance to pitch your CBRN Defense Modernization technology to top investment, industry and military tech-scouts as an unsolicited brief. Top ranked submissions will pitch in-person at the 2023 Medical & WMD Countermeasures Summit in conjunctions with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo (Washington, DC, June 2023). Participating consortia, the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium represent over $20 Billion in non-dilutive contracting authority for prototyping emerging technologies. Submission is open to ALL irrespective of active membership in MCDC or CWMD.

No cash prizes will be offered; however, all submissions will be provided to the Government and may be the basis for future requirements. This represents a first-of kind in generating unsolicited innovation input from industry.

We recommend using this Microsoft Word document as a tool to assist in saving and completing your submission.

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: http://www.acme.com

Technology Details

50 words max.

Use the following guidelines to select your Primary Topic (above):

  • Protection
    • Unencumbered Individual Protection
    • Next Generation Protective Ensemble
    • Unencumbered Respiratory and Ocular Protection
    • Quick and Effective Decontamination to Contain and Neutralize Spread
    • Biothreat Containment and Aeromedical Evacuation to Assure Continuity of Operations
    • Integrated Contamination Mitigation
    • Tactical Disablement
    • Filtration Technologies (to include Advanced Manufacturing Techniques, and Combined Environmental Control and Filtration)
    • Coatings and Barriers
    • Chemical and Biological Protective Liners
    • Man-Portable, Quick-Erect, Single-Room ColPro System
    • HEMP/EMI Protected ColPro Equipment
    • Smart ColPro Control Systems
  • Medical
    • Pre-symptomatic and Rapidly Reconfigurable Diagnostics (Pre-symptomatic Diagnostics)
    • Open-Architecture Diagnostic Assays and Platforms
    • AI-based and Biological Models to Assess Efficacy and Safety
    • Host-Response Assays
    • Rapid Medical Countermeasures Response
    • Genomic Sequencing
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • One Treatment, Many Threats
    • Flexible, Scalable, and Interoperable Threat Agnostic Detection
  • Sensors
    • Wearable Sensors
    • Decision Support Tools
    • CBRN Information Nested with Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)
    • Flexible, scalable, and interoperable Threat Agnostic Detection
    • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
    • Space and Intelligence, Reconnaissance, Surveillance
    • Modernized Radiological/Nuclear Detection and Identification
    • Integrated Early Warning
    • Threat Characterization and Hazard Modeling
TRL numbers are defined here: https://api.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/404585.pdf
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.

Partnering Consortia

Indicate your interest in Consortia member and engagement opportunities (*membership fee waiver is not applicable for existing consortium members). Select all that align with your interests:

MCDC Medical CBRN Defense Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying applicants)*
(diagnostics, therapeutics, delivery systems, vaccine-manufacturing, prophylaxis, treatment, biomaterials, AI/data, and more)
CWMD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium
(12-month membership fee waiver for qualifying applicants)*
(sensors, wearables, diagnostics, manufacturing, AI, autonomy, CBRN, hazard mitigation, AI/data, and more)

Sponsors & Partners
SBIR/STTR Agency Partners