The National Security Innovation Network is a program office of the U.S. Department of Defense that has tapped into thousands of problem solvers in the entrepreneurial and academic communities.

Submit a National Security Problem

NSIN builds a national network of innovators and delivers programming that solves real-world DoD problems through collaborative partnerships with non-traditional problem-solvers within the academic and early-stage venture communities.

Please let us know the challenge you face, and we’ll work to find the best way to get it solved.

This application is for members of the Department of Defense interested in working with a dedicated team of problem solvers on their most pressing technical challenges.

We are updating our Problem Intake Form. If you have a question or require assistance, please submit as an email to


  • Department of Defense

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