During the week of 17-19 May 2023, the Department of Defense (DoD) Communities of Interest (CoIs) for Human Systems and Biomedical 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 event is planned to occur at the Strategic Analysis Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200, Arlington VA.

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 and Biomedical CoIs are expected to participate.

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


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. Please see attached document for additional information regarding the taxonomies.

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


Please send your expression of interest to – afrl.hq.irdpm@us.af.mil. 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.


Date of Posting Window opens for IR&D project nominations by industry
6 Mar 2023 Window closes for IR&D project nominations by industry
31 Mar 2023 DoD to send industry invitations to present at the face-to-face meeting
21 Apr 2023 Industry submits read-ahead briefs
15-19 May 2023 Execute Human Systems and Biomedical 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.


  1. The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with any entity as results of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges, as a result of these dialogue activities, follow restrictions of No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR), and export control 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.
  2. Government technical support contractors may be a part of the team of subject matter experts at the event; therefore, company-to-company Non-Disclosure Agreements may be necessary.
  3. All unclassified company Proprietary Data and Intellectual Property will be treated as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Some information we intend to share may be classified or unclassified and will not be approved for unlimited public release.
  4. Dates and locations listed for this event are subject to change. Refer requests for additional documents and data to AFRL.HQ.IRDPM@us.af.mil