We are an interconnected and collaborative defense innovation network located in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center™ (PNW MAC™)

The PNW MAC™’s goal is to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. Launching with Navy Tech Bridge, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Impact Washington and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) support, this community will allow for both formal collaboration and the serendipitous innovation or “coffee pot collaboration” that comes from bringing people together.

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The Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center™ (PNW MAC™)

The PNW MAC™’s goal is to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. Launching with Navy Tech Bridge, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Impact Washington and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) support, this community will allow for both formal collaboration and the serendipitous innovation or “coffee pot collaboration” that comes from bringing people together.

“Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the change in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.”

- Giulio Douhet

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National Security Innovation Lab

Focused on identifying and curating military challenges; training warfighters on innovation (problem identification, human centered design, agile development, etc); and providing industry demonstrations to elicit feedback and iteration on capabilities through testing and evaluation.

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Persistent Tech Scanning

To build a broad understanding of startup, industry, and academic capabilities in the region cataloged for the wider Department of Defense (DoD); educate startups on the challenges facing DoD and the warfighter; and ultimately source new solutions to warfighter problems.

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Strategic Engagement Development

To reinforce coordination & alignment of the tech ecosystem in support of DoD needs; driving innovation cluster development around relevant technology verticals and educating senior leaders in government, industry & academia on emerging technologies & new opportunities in the national security procurement and funding.

The PNW MAC™ is a physical space that co-locates DoD Innovation organizations alongside VC firms, major tech companies, and startups to enhance DoD missions while simultaneously creating opportunities for Pacific Northwest innovators to access funding and unique procurement opportunities.

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