Our Mission

We are dedicated to supporting the warfighter with the most advanced, practical technology available. Our focus is on defense and national security solutions and our mission is to provide the support that early stage companies need to deliver transformative technologies to the Department of Defense (DoD).

Objectives

Most accelerator programs focus on getting early-stage ventures off the ground. At the DiLab, our objective is to take companies beyond the accelerator and help them prepare to deliver technology solutions to the Department of Defense by ensuring they meet defense industry standards:

  • Understanding of federal acquisition regulations and processes

  • Technical maturity and able to meet safety and ruggedization requirements

  • Manufacturing readiness to scale from prototype to low-rate production

Resources

  • Advanced manufacturing resources and support

  • Dedicated lab and prototyping workspace

  • Contracting expertise (Other Transactions, Commercial Services Agreements, etc.)

  • Program management and compliance (FAR, DFARS, DoDI5000.2)

  • Standardization (MIL_STD-961)

  • Industry support (prime contractors, additive services, investment)