EMERGE : Accelerating Wearable Tech for First Responders


The Center for Innovative Technology is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) to create EMERGE Accelerating Wearable Tech for First Responders, a pilot program using business accelerators to speed the delivery of the latest innovative wearable technologies to responders.  EMERGE is part of a larger DHS S&T initiative to engage entrepreneurs in finding innovative ideas that address the unique needs of the Homeland Security community.

On September 23rd, the 2015 EMERGE program culminated in a Demo Day in San Francisco that showcased a wide range of innovative technologies from the companies that participated in the pilot program. The successful Demo Day paves the way for the next steps in the DHS initiative.

For more details on the EMERGE DEMO Day, view a copy of the event booklet.

Partner Companies:
TechWildcattersLogo Located in Dallas, Tx., Tech Wildcatters is the world’s only B2B seed accelerator for high-growth, technology startups on the Forbes Top 10 and ranked #8 in the U.S., according to Inc. and TechCrunch.
technexus TechNexus, of Chicago, Il., hosts, mentors and invests in growth-stage startups that are willing to work with larger businesses to reach customers and markets faster, better and more profitably.

What happens next? We are working to put the next step of the program in place. If the program continues as planned, we anticipate opening the next round of applications in the 2nd quarter of 2016.

The overall program benefits include:

  • Access to mentors and corporate networks
  • Product validation by First Responders
  • Company and executive growth /leadership advisors
  • Participatory stipends

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