The New England Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will host a Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) Soldier Innovation Day on 12 June, 2015 in Lowell, Mass.
The U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) will give presentations about NSSC’s Science & Technology challenge areas, focus areas, and future solicitations.
The industry day is open to and promotes collaboration between attending Army and other U.S. government, academic, and industry representatives. The day is an opportunity to listen, interact, and exchange information with NSSC’s senior leaders and Business Development Team.
Highlighted NSSC requirements include:
- Identify regional food safety threats and evaluate technologies to enable rapid detection and identification of contaminants
- Develop next generation textiles for clothing and fabric shelters – reduced weight, nonwovens, targeted antimicrobial, and flame resistance
- Improved materials and processes for ballistic protection of the head, eyes, and face
- Operationally relevant human performance metrics (cognitive, physical, emotional, and social)
- Aerial delivery on-demand tactical resupply to small units on the move
- High accuracy, low cost aerial delivery systems
- Waste to energy systems and shelter integrated alternative energy systems
- Novel and innovative food processing and packaging methods for preservation and stabilization of shelf stable foods
- Energy efficient technologies to improve refrigeration systems, fuel fired appliances, and other field feeding equipment
The venue will also provide information and assistance on doing business with NSSC via Broad Agency Announcements (BAA), Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA).
Organizations interested in attending NSSC’s industry day should register by June 5, 2015. There is a registration fee for attendees not from the federal government and no costs associated to attend the event for federal government employees.