Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with DoD’s team of Human Systems, Biomedical and Biotechnology S&T experts!

During the week of 21-25 June 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) Communities of Interest (CoIs) for Human Systems, Biomedical and Biotechnology are joining together for an Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) with interested Industry parties. This invitation is open to all industry IR&D, including large corporations, medium-sized, and small businesses, as well as, academia, National Labs and FFRDCs. The venue will likely be the Strategic Analysis Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200, Arlington VA. However, due to the COVID crisis and impact it continues to have on our everyday operations, a final determination on the venue will not be made until approximately 30-45 days prior to the event.

This engagement has broad goals to increase awareness, stimulate collaboration, and seek alignment between industry’s IR&D innovation investments and DoD’s high-priority science and technology needs and corresponding acquisition sustainment roadmaps. Leading Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the DoD’s Human Systems, Biomedical & Biotechnology CoIs are expected to participate.

This webpage mirrors/augments the event announcement on the betaSAM site. Future postings of changes or clarification updates will only be posted on this page.

Planning Schedule

Posting Date Window Opens for IR&D Project Nominations by Industry
19 Mar 2021 Window closes for IR&D project nominations by industry
26 Apr 2021 Send industry invitations to present at the face-to-face meeting
1 Jun 2021 Industry submits read-ahead briefs
22-25 Jun 2021 Execute Human Systems, Biomedical & Biotechnology CoIs IR&D TIM

Please note dates listed are subject to change. For updates and additional information, stay tuned to the Defense Innovation Marketplace webpage.

Participation Interest

Please send your expression of interest to -- dtic.belvoir.ecm.list.human-systems inbox . Once your expression of interest is received by our DAF IR&D planning team, you will be sent additional instructions on how to nominate your IR&D projects and corporate investments. If you do not hear back from the planning team within one week, please resend the original email.

The IR&D report nomination period is closed.

The Taxonomies for this Event

Our targeted technology discussions center on these focus areas, some CoI and subarea-focused, as well as, some that are cross-cutting S&T interests between the CoIs. The taxonomies are shown here.


  1. COVID-19 – We are all currently aware of the very real dangers of the COVID pandemic and the importance of exercising safety protocols. There are still many uncertainties that face us in the near future. We are still assessing this event as a face-to-face (F2F) engagement (with masks and physical spacing, as needed). We will be looking at other options for this event, such as a combined hybrid form of F2F and virtual, or one that is entirely virtual. We will post relevant updates on our TIMs webpage, so please continue to monitor that site.
  2. The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with any entity as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Moreover, data exchanges, as a result of these dialogue activities, follow the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR), including export controls and restrictions in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction 5230.24, Department of Defense Directive 5230.25, the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2751, et seq.), and/or the Export Administration Act of 1979 (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401 et seq.), as amended.
  3. Government technical support contractors may be a part of the team of SMEs at the event, and company-to-company Non-Disclosure Agreements may likely be necessary.
  4. All unclassified company proprietary data and Intellectual Property will be treated fully as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI, formerly For Official Use Only (FOUO)). Some information we intend to share may be classified or unclassified and can only be released as Distribution C, D, or F material. Please be informed by visiting and clicking on “Marking Documents”.
  5. Dates and locations listed for this event are subject to change. Refer requests for additional documents and data to Human Systems Mailbox.