The 2021 Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and M&MP Independent Research & Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) is scheduled for 13-17 September 2021. The venue will likely be in the Washington, D.C. area. However, due to the COVID crisis and the impact it continues to have on our everyday operations, a final determination on the venue will not be made until approximately 30-45 days prior to the event. This invitation is open to all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors with a certified DD2345, including large, medium, and small businesses, as well as academia, national labs, and federally funded research and development centers.
This engagement has broad goals to increase awareness, stimulate collaboration, and seek alignment between the industry’s IR&D innovation investments and DoD’s high-priority science and technology needs and corresponding acquisition sustainment roadmaps. Leading subject matter experts from the DoD’s Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and M&MP communities of interest are expected to participate. Additional information regarding the event is available on the Defense Innovation Marketplace website.
For entities desiring to nominate projects for the event, please send your expression of interest and certified DD2345 to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once received by the IR&D planning team, you will be sent additional instructions on how to nominate IR&D projects. If you do not hear back from the IR&D planning team within one week, please resend the original email.
Please mark your calendars for the event and consider nominating your company’s IR&D projects.
Feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel may be interested in this IR&D TIM.