CWMD AIM 1.0 Virtual Showcase

28 June 2021

Request to Attend Closed 24 June 11:59 PM ET 



SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND), the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will host a Government Only Virtual Showcase, demonstrating seven (7) current Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) technologies, under an Accelerator for Innovative Minds (AIM) effort.

As a result of the nine (9) CWMD problem statements, developed after the January and February 2019 CWMD Collaboration Events (CEs), 34 organizations were selected to present 44 capabilities during the 08-09 May 2019 Assessment Event (AE). Subsequently, the Government Stakeholders selected seven (7) technologies to move forward under a quickly executed Business-to-Business (B2B) Agreement with SOFWERX, which will be showcased virtually.

Why You Should Participate
This event is an opportunity for other interested Government partners to watch the seven (7) technology demos virtually.

Participants will be shown technologies demonstrating the following capabilities:

  • Predictive analytics to identify potential hazardous material threats through automated data fusion and template development
  • Deployable and disposable UAS or throwable CBRN point micro-sensor or distributed sensor net
  • Adaptive UAV technologies
  • Cooperating robots for area reconnaissance, leveraging cooperating air and ground robots to enter a space and conduct CBRN surveillance autonomously

AIM 1.0 Timeline
Completed Phase 1 09 January 2019 to 10 January 2019 Government Only Collaboration Event (CE): Government partners developed and prioritized nine (9) problem statements to frame CWMD needs and align discussions with Industry to solutions. Stakeholders then refined the statements into 4 Desirement Areas:

  1. Are there concepts/technologies capable of indicating a presence of chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear hazard(s)/material(s) while enabling the Operator to maintain a safe distance?
  2. Are there concepts/technologies capable of leveraging autonomy, Man-Machine teaming, Machine-Machine teaming, and/or swarming methods to interrogate a potentially hazardous space?
  3. Are their concepts/technologies capable of conducting multi-domain surveillance and predictive data analytics within a secure network?
  4. Are there low-cost, low burden, disposable solutions across the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear sensing/detecting spectrum to remotely provide Operators early warning indicators of hazardous materials/environments?

Completed Phase 2 20 February 2019 to 21 February 2019 Industry, Academia, and Laboratory Collaboration Event (CE): Interaction to inform Industry, Academic, and Laboratory partners to further communicate needs. Participation in the Industry Day was not mandatory; however, it was designed to provide insights to ensure potential offerors understand the problem set(s) fully and to increase the likelihood of matching their technologies with Warfighter needs.

Completed Phase 3 – 08 May 2019 to 09 May 2019 Assessment Event (AE): Interested respondents who could have potentially provided solutions that met the CWMD technology needs, submitted information requested in a Quad Chart and White Paper format. The deadline to submit was 22 March 2019. The USSOCOM representatives, subsequently, selected those respondents/submissions that had the highest potential to provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that met their needs. Selected respondents received the opportunity to participate in one-on-one discussions with Government representatives.

Completed Phase 4 – 01 June 2019 to 25 July 2019 SOFWERX Awards: Seven (7) B2B agreements were initiated.

Phase 5 – 28 June 2021 CWMD AIM 1.0 Virtual Showcase Event: The in-person demonstration at DEVCOM, CBC/APG was cancelled due to COVID. Subsequently, a one-day virtual showcase was scheduled to highlight the technologies developed via AIM 1.0. The showcase will allow Government participants to hear about the selected organizations’ technologies and ask questions of each briefer. If technology is of interest to the Government attendees, further discussions may continue after the event.

Tentative Agenda (All times listed in ET)
0800 – 0810: SOFWERX Welcome Remarks & Event Overview
0810 – 0830: VIP Welcome Remarks
0830 – 0900: AIM Overview
0900 – 1200: Tech Demo Sessions 1-3
1200 – 1300: Lunch (On your own)
1300 – 1500: Tech Demo Sessions 4-5
1500 – 1530: Closing Remarks, Surveys, & Wrap Up

*Agenda is subject to change

Notable AIM 1.0 Achievements

  • 276 Industry/Government connections under AIM
  • 192 submissions through SOFWERX
  • 35 company pitches to AIM Stakeholders (44 different technologies)
  • 21 new companies introduced to the CWMD OTA
  • Employment of a new collaboration model for integrated prototype development: Peanut Butter and Jelly [Two Six Labs/Design West]
  • Expanding the interagency collaboration: Pushed to test a 7600 under AIM between DHS and DEVCOM CBC to ensure follow-on opportunities in the CWMD space
  • Integrating solutions upfront: Gates Defense/JEM/JWARN & KEF Robotics/Deep Purple

Technology Overviews
Session 1
ALQIMI National Security, Inc: SIFT Predictive Model Manager
Predictive analytics to identify potential hazardous material threats through automated data fusion and template development

Session 2
Gates Defense Systems: Automated Data Fusion Predictive Analysis
Predictive analytics to identify potential hazardous material threats through automated data fusion and template development

SICKWEATHER: HAZMAT – Predictive Analytics to Identify Potential Hazardous Material Threats
Predictive analytics to identify potential hazardous material threats through automated data fusion and template development

Session 3
TwoSix / Design West: Remotely Deployable Chemical and RN Sensing Mesh Network
Deployable and Disposable UAS or Throwable CBRN Point Micro-Sensor or Distributed Sensor Net

Robodub: Adaptive UAVs
Current available UAVs have a fixed center of gravity, limiting their ability to accommodate dynamic payloads and carry multiple payloads at a time. An Adaptive UAV can overcome these limitations to decrease risk to mission

Session 4
University of Texas at Dallas: Synergistic Robots for Safety Surveys – ROSS
Cooperating robots for area reconnaissance: Leverage cooperating air and ground robots to enter a space and conduct CBR surveillance autonomously

Session 5
KEF Robotics: UAS – Agnostic Autonomy Module
KEF Robotics focuses on developing technologies to accelerate the deployment of UAV autonomy for applications in defense and aerospace

For event-related questions, please contact Claire Hawley,
For technical questions, please contact Michael Guinn,