Collaborating with DEFENSEWERX: Innovation Hubs

Jul 12 10:00 am — 11:00 am

Join us to learn how DEFENSEWERX (DWX) enables the agile discovery, engagement, and acceleration of your novel solutions through their network of innovation hubs. This fantastic organization helps small businesses, academia, industry, and other innovators lower the barrier to gain access to the federal government contracting space.

DWX is a neutral facilitator and trusted partner for technology scouting, development, and implementation activities to support defense, security, intelligence, and government partners. As a neutral facilitator, DWX is not a part of the government selection team. DWX’s role is to empower your company with a culture of proactivity, creating the ability to field capabilities within a six-to-eighteen-month window while also exploring other government and commercial opportunities.

Through its 10 Innovation Hubs, DEFENSEWERX brings together the best minds and expertise of Government, Industry, Academia, National/Federal Labs, and the Non-Traditional ecosystem to collaborate and solve problems posed by our Federal Partners like the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), United States Air Force – Air University, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), United States Navy and Marine Corps (NavalX), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA Labs), the Department of Energy (DOE), and others.

DWX innovation typically advances efforts around several key areas, including:

  • Technology Transfer, Transition, and Commercialization
  • STEM and Workforce Development
  • Facilitation of Prototyping
  • Purposeful Collisions Between Small Business, Academic, Industry, and Government
  • Assessment and Collaboration Innovation Events and Efforts (including hackathons, feasibility studies, prize challenges, technology landscape analyses, tech talks, rapid prototyping 

Meet Your Speaker

Brad Chedister,

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer


Brad Chedister is a Biomedical Engineer by training and holds a double Masters in Engineering Management and Technology Management. Chedister served as the R&D lead for USSOCOM programs including the Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) portfolio, Human Performance Program (HPP), classified programs portfolio, Biomedical Initiatives Steering Committee (BISC), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) portfolio, Interagency Identity Dominance and Identity Superiority Programs, and Village Stability Operations Task Force for Credibility Assessment. Chedister is currently serving as the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of DEFENSEWERX and the Principal Innovation Advisor of DEFENSEWERX Hubs in partnership with the Department of Defense, Federal Government, Intelligence Community, and other innovation communities supporting novel solutions for our Nation. He is also the Director of ICWERX, the innovation partnership established with CIA Labs and the Intelligence Community.

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This No-Cost Training Event is Hosted by

Norcal APEX Accelerator

Northern California APEX Accelerator is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.

This No-Cost Training Event is Co-Hosted by


DEFENSEWERX (DWX) is a 501 (c)(3) organization headquartered in Niceville, Fl that enables agile innovation for our government partners through innovation hubs across the country. Our mission is to cultivate ecosystems that enable the acceleration of innovative solutions to benefit the warfighter and the nation. Our vision is to be a valued partner that creates innovative solutions to provide our nation a competitive advantage.