Harness the power of collective intelligence. Our collaboration events serve as a platform for industry experts, government officials, and academic leaders to share knowledge, brainstorm, and formulate solutions for today's pressing security concerns.
Real solutions require accurate evaluations. HSWERX’s assessment events provide a crucial setting for vetting and analyzing innovative solutions, ensuring they align with our homeland security departments' operational needs and standards.
Discover and champion innovation with the Department of Homeland Security Prize Challenges. We actively promote these challenges, spotlighting opportunities for innovators to present groundbreaking solutions that can reshape the homeland security landscape.
Knowledge is the cornerstone of informed decision-making. HSWERX is committed to providing government personnel with the latest information and training on emerging technologies, innovation practices, and industry trends. Our educational initiatives empower government stakeholders to make informed decisions that elevate our nation's security.
Strengthening partnerships and accelerating solutions. HSWERX facilitates direct business-to-business agreements, seamlessly transitioning innovative solutions from the private sector to government agencies. We focus on swift, transparent, and beneficial deals that empower both parties and, most importantly, serve our nation's security needs.
DHS End Users, Industry, Academia and National Labs participate in design thinking sessions to ideate on specific challenge areas and develop actionable plans for effective implementation to achieve their goals.
DHS gives HSWERX specific challenges to solve and HSWERX utilizes its ecosystem and market research to attract best-of-breed submissions to solve the problem. DHS then reviews the submissions and selects participants with the highest value to present and/or demonstrate their capability in a one-on-one session with DHS stakeholders.
DHS End Users and other government entities participate in design thinking sessions to ideate on specific challenge areas and develop actionable plans for effective implementation to achieve their goals.
Solution offerors can ask DHS stakeholders and end users technical or submission-related questions before submitting a white paper. Q&A sessions take place about two weeks before submissions to an Assessment Event close.
HSWERX can facilitate technology demonstrations for innovators to showcase their capabilities to end users. This informs DHS end users of state of the art solutions.
Determined to bridge this gap, HSWERX was formed as a non-profit 501c3 entity. Our purpose was clear, to be the catalyst that accelerates innovative solutions' discovery, engagement, and implementation. We wanted to bring together the government and various solution providers, from established industries to small mom-and-pop shops, ensuring that the best ideas reached the top.
We opened previously closed doors by hosting collaborative events and facilitating direct dialogues. We transformed how the government interacted with potential solution providers, creating an ecosystem where ideas could be shared, refined, and implemented without the usual delays.
Moreover, our unique non-FAR-based approach allowed us to cut through the government red tape. This meant that innovative solutions could be swiftly transitioned from conception to realization, ensuring that our homeland was always equipped with the latest and best tools for its defense.
Today, HSWERX is a testament to what can be achieved when passion, vision, and purpose converge. Our journey reminds us that innovation can and will thrive in adversity, ensuring a safer and brighter future for all.
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