We award Other Transaction (OT) agreements to accelerate your productization efforts
National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) is a program within DoD dedicated to addressing the shortfall of trusted private capital for very early-stage hardware startups that are developing cutting-edge, dual-use hardware products. NSIC identifies promising startups developing products critical to economic competitiveness and national security, based on the top technology priorities of the Department of Defense.
NSIC vets the companies to ensure that they have not received, and will not in the future receive, capital from adversarial sources. NSIC funding enables the companies to achieve their next major milestones, thereby reducing their technical risk and enabling them to raise future capital from private sources. The overall result is more rapid and robust development of hardware products in the U.S., more secure domestic supply chains, and expansion of the national security innovation base.
NSIC is focused on:
Accelerating critical and emerging hardware technology
Driving commercial & defense applications (dual-use)
Stimulating private VC investment through timely funding, which
Reduces technology risk
Signals potential future DoD demand
Blocking adversarial investment
SFY22 Strategic Impact
Project spotlight: Lithium-sulfur battery design and manufacturing
NSIC funding: $3M. PoP: 18 months. Status: In-Progress
Development of a manufacturing process for next-generation batteries with significant performance and ecological features for a wide range of applications.
Company invented a process to make 3D Graphene, the key enabling innovation to produce their Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries.
Li-S batteries aim to provide 3x the usable energy of Lithium-ion batteries while being safer and less susceptible to fire/explosion.
Li-S enables fully North America-based sourcing and manufacturing.
$1.1M OTA (DIU)
Opportunity to accelerate initial prototype manufacturing schedule by 12-18 months
Guarantee DoD access to 20% of Lyten’s initial production capacity
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