Solving complex problems requires a combination of diverse technologies and talent. UNUM brings together collaborators from across the defense, academic and venture communities to work on the most challenging technical problems in national security.
- Innovation challenges that help service members confront obstacles that affect their readiness and resilience.
- Hackathons and other program-based problem-solving activities across NSIN’s National Service, Collaboration and Acceleration portfolios.
- Problem sets from strategic commands that are sources of opportunity for solutions emerging from early-stage ventures.
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.