DoD posts RFI for TIDE 24

On April 30, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a request for information (RFI) for the upcoming Technology Innovation Discovery Event (TIDE) 2024. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on June 14.

The purpose of this RFI is to identify technologies from private industry, Government research and development (R&D) organizations, and academia for inclusion in the annual TIDE 2024. TIDE 2024 is invitation-only and structured similarly to a trade show with opportunities for showcasing limited prototype functionality.

The DoD and U.S. interagency partners use TIDE to identify and influence the state-of-play of innovative technologies from a broad spectrum of capability areas, which informs decision-making for enhancing future strategic and operational capabilities.  TIDE 2024 seeks to discover emerging technologies that may produce surprising impacts. This includes novel technologies, the use of existing commercial technologies that may yield unanticipated military utility, additive technology that enables a capability to function at a previously unrealized scale or speed, or a disruptive countermeasure that neutralizes existing military technologies or capabilities.

The Office of Innovation and Modernization (I&M), within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), sponsors and coordinates the Thunderstorm event series, including TIDE.

TIDE 2024 will take place on 28 August 2024 in Chantilly, VA. Interested parties are welcome to submit their applications for the TIDE 2024 event. The application deadline is 5:00 PM EDT on 14 June 2024.

The I&M Innovation Discovery program provides Government attendees with opportunities to identify new technologies, while providing developers with informative insights and feedback directly from Government end users and subject matter experts.  TIDE specifically functions as an exhibition event where developers showcase their solutions and support hands-on access to prototypes for attendees, within the confines of the venue. This collaborative environment of Government organizations, academia, and industry helps accelerate the delivery of solutions to DoD and interagency partners.

Participation and attendance at TIDE is by invitation only.  TIDE will take place at the Unclassified level. There will be attendance from subject matter experts and decision makers across the DoD to observe the technologies at this joint venue. Participating in Innovation Discovery events like TIDE may lead to follow-on collaboration, support for further development, experimentation opportunities, and/or fielding of matured capabilities.

Industry, academia, and Government organizations are encouraged to submit applications addressing their innovative technologies for consideration to participate during TIDE.

Review the TIDE 24 RFI.

Source: SAM

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