EMERGE 2016 : Wearable Technology

Accelerating Wearable Technology 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 launch EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology for First Respondersan expansion of the successful pilot begun last year that uses 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.

The EMERGE 2015 program culminated in a Demo Day in San Francisco last fall that showcased a wide range of innovative technologies from the companies that participated in the pilot program. CIT is partnering with TechNexus for EMERGE 2016 to find the next round of innovative companies. 

The overall program benefits include:

  • Access to mentors and corporate networks
  • Product validation by First Responders
  • Company and executive growth /leadership advisors
  • Opportunities for additional market validation

The application window for EMERGE 2016 has closed. Thank you to all the ventures who applied. We will announce program participants on September 26, 2016.
Please read the FAQs for additional information.   If you have more questions, please contact us at: emerge@cit.org