March 27, 2023. The U.S. Army xTechSearch 7 competition has selected Dragoon Technology as one of 20 small business finalists, all of which are developing innovative technologies to address unique challenges faced by soldiers. These companies will present their proposed solutions at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. in June 2023. The finalists cover a wide range of categories, such as advanced materials, artificial intelligence and machine learning, assured position navigation and timing, autonomous platforms, clean energy storage, and more.
The winners of xTechSearch 7 will receive a cash prize and an invitation to submit for a potential Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract. Established in 2018, the Army xTech Program aims to integrate small and nontraditional businesses into the Army's science and technology ecosystem, providing opportunities for exposure to laboratories, program executive offices, and program managers across the Army. The program holds several competitions per year, including open-topic competitions like xTechSearch and technology-specific competitions that target key Army challenges.