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Commercial Accelerators and the Defense Department: A Blueprint for Collaboration

Three thousand two hundred and sixty-nine. This was the number of companies to graduate from more than 170 different accelerators across the United States and Canada in 2016. Since 2005, these short-duration programs, designed to expedite a company’s maturation, have helped their graduates secure over $19.5 billion in seed and early Series round funds. Zero.

Public Safety Tech Accelerator Debuts

ResponderXLabs, a collaboration between Amazon Web Services and Responder Corp., aims to give public safety agencies better access to the innovation pipeline and help private-sector firms more effectively deliver those innovations. The program works with first responder agencies to find the latest public safety technologies, supporting agencies with technology needs assessments, access to grant opportunities,

Graphene and Silk Show Potential as Armor of the Future

A team of Imperial alumni and postdocs are combining silk with graphene to produce next generation armor for people, vehicles and buildings. “If you were shot by a handgun, Kevlar body armor will save you.” said Dr Gareth Tear, postgraduate researcher in shock physics, and one of the leads on the project. “But the armor