DoD Communities Of Interest: R&D Research and Development
Subject : NC DEFTECH TIDE 21-1 Request for Information (RFI)
Due Date: Fri Sep 17 21:00:00 GMT 2021
Government Organization: NC DEFTECH
NC DEFTECH TIDE 21-1
TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
Request for Information (RFI)
The North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (NC DEFTECH) is launching a technology, innovation, demonstration, and experimentation program entitled: DEFTECH TIDE. TIDE provides an opportunity for technology developers to demonstrate and experiment with new and evolving technological capabilities in an operationally relevant environment and obtain government customer insights into federal technology gaps and emerging needs.
DEFTECH TIDE is a Four-Phased Program. Phases 1-3 are quarterly, and Phase 4 is an annual event.
· Phase 1: Request for Quad Charts. Canvas for innovative technologies that can address complex national security problems that are at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 or greater.
· Phase 2: In collaboration with government experts, down select companies to present their technologies.
· Phase 3: Selectees present/demonstrate their technology to a panel of government experts at the Future Advanced Technology Quarterly. All submissions will be cataloged and shared with government stakeholders.
· Phase 4: Annual event to demonstrate/experiment in an operational environment with military operators.
DEFTECH TIDE Goals:
1. Connect on the problem and collaboratively iterate critical technology solutions to solve Warfighter needs.
2. Build a cyclical program in NC to showcase emerging technology solutions and baseline current technological approaches.
3. Create external partnerships and teaming opportunities across the national Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
DEFTECH TIDE Timeline:
• Launch RFI: Monday 16 August 2021
• TIDE Webinar Discussions: To provide information to companies and answer questions regarding this program:
• Monday 23 August 2021 @ 1 pm (Meeting information in the shared Google Drive)
• Monday 6 September 2021 @ 1 pm (Meeting information in the shared Google Drive)
• Deadline to submit quad chart(s): Friday 17 September 2021 @5 pm EST
• DEFTECH TIDE 21-1: 20 October 2021 (FATQ+) @ Fayetteville Technical Community College
DEFTECH TIDE 21-1 Google Drive
**TIDE 21-1 RFI, Quad Chart, Video Overview, and other Supporting Documents**
Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office | PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 2B303