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AUGUST 24 - 28, 2020

in Columbus, Ohio



Hear Science & Technology Scouts describe new and existing Department of Defense technology requirements. Learn from business support program representatives about how to promote and sell technology responsive innovations.



Individual meetings allow companies to pitch their technology directly to Science & Technology Scouts and gain valuable feedback about how their product meets the needs of the DoD or other federal agencies.


Spend time connecting to companies, Science & Technology Scouts, investors, and agency program managers in a casual atmosphere to find potential new partners, customers, vendors, and resources.


  • Get coaching, support, and feedback to improve Department of Defense (DoD) communication.


  • Learn about DoD technology requirements and federal business support programs during Education sessions.


  • Secure product feedback through presentations to DoD Science & Technology Scouts in private Pitch Sessions.


  • Display relevant technology to potential buyers and resource providers during the TRIAD Product Showcase.


  • Discover business assistance resources available from Small Business Development Centers, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, and Manufacturing Extension Partnership organizations.


  • Meet Science & Technology Scouts to get a broader understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) needs.


  • Establish connections to federal agencies that can help communities expand local businesses and create jobs.


  • Bring valuable opportunities to area companies by identifying federal resources to support growth.


  • Create positive economic impact through informed engagement with federal buyers and resource providers.


  • Form new partnerships and build stronger relationships with state and federal agencies that can accelerate local company growth, increase sales, and create sustainable economic impact.