Webex Industry Day DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)

Raleigh, NC

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs, and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, the program reaches out to innovation communities across the nation and around the world to harness the commercial R&D

ecosystem for technologies with government applications and to co-invest in and accelerate technology transition-to-market.

Program Summary

•Open to U.S. and internationally based companies

•Up to $800K over 24 months

•Up to four phases of funding ($50 - $200K) each lasting between three and six months

Phase 1

$50-$200K 3-6 months Proof-of-Concept Demo

Phase 2

$50-$200K 3-6 months Demo Pilot-ready Prototype

Phase 3

$50-$200K 3-6 months Pilot-test Prototype in Operation

Phase 4

$50-$200K 3-6 months Test in Various Operational Scenarios


The DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will stream its Industry Day on December 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Twitter or Periscope. Join us to hear about our new funding opportunity for startups and small businesses:

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Also for the first time, we will be taking questions from digital attendees. Use the hashtag #AskSciTechSVIP on Twitter to submit questions to the panelists and speakers.

The Industry Day speakers will present on a variety of topics, including current operational needs, SVIP and its portfolio, and the technical aspects of the call. A panel of representatives from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Customs and Border Protection will discuss the operational use-cases of the current call.  This event will provide the opportunity to ask questions and interact with DHS. Click here to register, review the agenda, and for additional information about the December 11th Industry Day.

Join on December 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Twitter or Periscope for our Industry Day to learn about a new opportunity through SVIP’s Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS).

I hope you can join us on December 11th. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, visit our website or, if you have any questions, email us at dhs-silicon-valley@hq.dhs.gov.


Melissa Oh

(Formerly Melissa Ho)

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Innovation Program

DHS Science and Technology Directorate