EMERGE Accelerator – Catalyzing innovation in the First Responder space – Sep 26-Dec 3 2016 (10 weeks) Chicago, EEUU
TechNexus is launching year two of the EMERGE accelerator in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Focused on industrial wearables technology, the EMERGE Accelerator is a unique collaboration with DHS to catalyze and commercially develop emerging technologies for enhanced productivity and safety for First Responders, with broad application in the public safety, utilities, construction and mining industries. This program brings together entrepreneurs, industry partners, technologists, investors, and public sector influencers working in concert to actively advance breakthrough solutions.
DHS, like many of TechNexus’ corporate partners, recognizes the need to innovate and engage meaningfully with the entrepreneurial ecosystem to harness innovation and redefine R&D. EMERGE is an effective way for government and corporations to work with ventures, fueling their growth and access to new market opportunities. As a second stage accelerator, the program will facilitate market validation to identify customer, channel, and investment opportunities through proofs of concept and pilots with corporate partners and public safety agencies.