Calling all Iowa Innovators!

Announced last month, PTAC is now called APEX Accelerators, and with that comes some new and exciting goals from our federal grant funder, the Office of Small Business Programs under the DOD.

One of these goals is to help traditionally disadvantaged businesses (8(a), Woman-Owned, HubZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and more) register and sell to the Federal government and help them be as successful as possible.

Another goal is to engage our innovative businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators and help them find a path forward in collaborating and selling their products in the Federal space. The specific areas we’ve been asked to work with and help support are:

Advanced and Networked Sensors, Sensing, and Signature, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Biotechnologies, Communication and Networking Technologies, Computing and Software (Advanced), Cyber and Integrated Sensing, Directed Energy, Financial Technologies, Future Generation Wireless Technology (FutureG), Gas Turbine Engine Technologies (Advanced), Human-Machine Interfaces, Hypersonics, Integrated Network Systems-of-Systems, Microelectronics and Semiconductors, Nuclear Energy Technologies (Advanced), Quantum Science including Quantum Information Technologies, Renewable Energy Generation and Storage, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Space Technologies and Systems.

Agencies regularly come out with new and innovative portals and programs that we can try to make you aware of and get plugged into to support your growth and development. If you feel the work you do in your company fits any of the listed ideas above, we’d love for you to reach out to us and see what paths forward we can find for you in the Federal space.

For more information, contact Samantha Ferm