Events

DiLAB is a collaboration platform that connects

Government Programs & Contracting || Defense Labs || Emerging Technologies || Financing

Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, has a very dynamic environment designed to create a high rate of return on collision for all participants. Through the use of our growing ecosystem, promotion of divergent thought, and neutral facilitation, our goal is to bring the right minds together to solve challenging problems.

Notice for all interested parties to DiLAB events: Announcement of DiLAB events that are considered to have high potential for further efforts that may be accomplished via FAR-based contracting instruments, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for Prototype Projects 10 USC 2371b, Prizes for advanced technology achievements 10 USC 2374a, and/or Prize Competitions 15 USC 3719, may be made at the www.defenseinnovationlab.org

All announcements made at the DiLAB website are considered to satisfy the reasonable effort to obtain competition in accordance with 10 USC 2374a (b), 15 USC 3719 (e) and 10 USC 2371b (b)(2).  All FAR based actions will follow announcement procedures per FAR 5.201(b) accordingly.

 
 
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Pretotyping

Pretotyping [pree-tuh-tahy-ping], verb: Testing the initial appeal and actual usage of a potential new product by simulating its core experience with the smallest possible investment of time and money. DiLAB runs these sprints on a rolling basis as Government Program Office’s bring their capability gaps forward to understand what’s in the realm of the possible to solve their toughest challenges.

 
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rapid prototyping

DiLAB brings together DoD Acquisition Stakeholders, Warfighters, and select contributors from Industry and Academia to participate in Rapid Prototyping Events. The events are held over week long periods; the goal of these sprints is to buy-down risk and understand the potential benefits of injecting new technology into defense applications.

 
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challenges

Held to incentivize the best in industry to architect new solutions to Defense challenges. Conducted on a rolling basis as Government Program Office’s bring forth their deepest pain points, these sprints aim to bring new, disruptive perspectives on inherently difficult Defense problems.