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The SoCal Tech Bridge is focused on leveraging the Southern California convergence of Installations, Industry, and Research to unlock emerging technology through non-traditional partnerships. The SoCal Tech Bridge is built around the philosophy that collaborative markets can be established that enable mutually beneficial opportunities for DOD and Commercial Industry to partner. These collaborative efforts are the foundation for a better business model unlocking the future of DOD R&D, requirements development, and prototyping. To achieve this, one of many tools are used, MOUs, CRADAs, Vendor Demo Agreements, SBIR contracts, and Broad Area Announcements, to name a few.

Technical Focus Areas: Installation Protection, Resilience, Mobility, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Autonomous Systems

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LtCol Brandon Newell, USMC

Director, SoCal Tech Bridge



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Marissa Brand

NEXTSTEP, SOCAL TECH BRIDGE



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Ana Borja

NEXTSTRATEGY, SOCAL TECH BRIDGE