2017 D2R Application
Submission Deadline08/15/2017


The Defense to Response Technology Program is intended to identify Department of Defense (DoD) developed technologies that have achieved a Technology Readiness level 6 or 7 and transition these technologies to enhance public safety and homeland security. Twelve finalists will be selected to attend the Defense to Response Technology Showcase, September 18-20, 2017 in College Station, Texas. During this Showcase companies will tour some of the most realistic training facilities, meet first responders and present to a panel of responders, business leaders, and investors. Three companies will be selected to receive up to $110,000 of services from TEEX Product Development Center (PDC). Selected companies will work with TEEX PDC over 9 months and will receive: 

  • Market validation and competitive insight for responder adoption

  • Business mentors and guidance to structure a business plan for technology 

  • Responder mentors and guidance to integrate the technology with the responder industry 

  • Testing protocols, execution and validation with a TEEX TESTED® report

  • Strategic manufacturing plan 

  • Marketing mix and strategy development 

  • Cost proposal and use of funds 

  • Access to investors 



Step 1)

Applicants must first complete the registration page to include the project title, project manager and company information, an abstract of the technology, selection of the technology focus area, and the project manager certification. To begin Registration Click the button above to login.

Step 2)

Determine the focus area for which your technology is best a solution for. D2R is dedicated to identifying solutions for our nation’s first responders and homeland security. For the 2016-2017 D2R program we are searching for solutions in the following four focus areas*:

1. Responder Health and Safety

Design or enhance risk-informed mitigation solutions that protect, increase, or enhance the capacity or capabilities of responders, structures, materials, products.

2. Enhanced Operability (Communications)

Enhance the capacity for timely communications in support of security, situational awareness, and/or operations by any and all means available, among and between affected responder communities in the event area resulting in increased decision time or option availability.

3. Situational Assessment and Detection 

Provide Responder decision makers with decision-relevant information regarding the nature and extent of event related hazards, any cascading effects, and the status of decision implementation and incident management systems associated with key operational activities and critical infrastructure sectors from pre-event through post event/return/recovery.

Identify and locate threats and/or hazards through active and passive surveillance and search mechanisms. This may include the use of systematic examinations and assessments, bio-surveillance, etc. 

4. Other 

Any ground-breaking emerging or cutting edge dual-use technology supported by the Department of Defense that can provide a solution to first responders that does not fit one of the focus areas listed above and that results in increased responder capacity, capabilities and/or decreased Human Resource/life cycle cost.

*See more detailed description of focus areas in attachments. 

Step 3)

Applicants are asked to submit a Technology Description and Plan of Action for a technology to address one of the four focus areas. Download the D2R Technology Description and Plan of Action document in downloads section below and answer the questions according to the guide. Applicants can upload this document after the registration portion has been completed. Document must be uploaded for consideration for the D2R Program. 

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