"The Massachusetts National Guard Patriot Pitch put our Soldiers and Airmen at the forefront of innovation and was designed to encourage and support our Army and Air National Guard personnel to submit their innovative ideas. These field-generated innovations focused on improving overall mission readiness, efficiencies in current operations, and our modernization efforts. They assisted in the execution of our Adjutant General's 'empowering innovation' priority, to drive innovation in all areas of the Massachusetts National Guard. Our success with Patriot Pitch would not have been possible without the NSIN team and the UNUM platform."
Brig Gen GreenAssistant Adjutant General-Air, MA NG
"UNUM helps the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) connect people, ideas, and resources by providing an interactive ideation platform. We have sourced six Soldier-developed, innovative ideas in the last five months through our UNUM challenges, giving Soldiers a voice and the opportunity to affect change. These ideas are informing and changing the way we approach preparing for future conflicts."
Lauren Hansen-Armendariz101st Airborne Division Deputy Innovation Officer
"I would like to sincerely thank the entire NSIN team for your exceptional support of our Corps Innovation Network. The creation and continued maintenance of the NSIN Innovation Portal has proved to be an amazing vehicle to get after XVIII ABN Corps' innovation goals while collaboratively showcasing our proud partnership with NSIN."
BG Bob RitchieACG-O, XVIII Airborne Corps
"The NSIN work has opened up a lot of opportunities for us as a business and for me personally – and shown us the value of what we do beyond our own immediate domain – whilst being able to help crack some of the problems for Defence and First Responders."
John TapsfieldEntrepreneur
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NSIN's programs offer a wide range of opportunities to participate in National Security problem-solving. X-Force topics offer university students a way to serve their country through collaboration on real-world challenges that require both technical and entrepreneurial expertise. Hacks events expose Department of Defense challenges to a new group of problem-solvers — students, academics, entrepreneurs, and early-stage startups. Starts and Propel grant opportunities for early-stage ventures to interact with Department of Defense customers facing challenges in fields ranging from quantum computing to 5G infrastructure.