ERDCWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) between DEFENSEWERX and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to discover new commercial opportunities that leverage the research, IP portfolio, facilities, and unique testing capabilities at the ERDC.
ERDCWERX has tools to empower small businesses, entrepreneurs, and academia to identify new partnerships for innovation and commercialization with the ERDC in military engineering, environmental quality and inspections, civil works and water resources, geospatial research and engineering, and engineered resilient systems.
The PIA helps the ERDC drive technologies faster to meet warfighter needs, identify new opportunities for collaboration, solve complex technical challenges, and create new business environments that convert innovation into valued outcomes. ERDC's solutions help solve the nation's most challenging problems in civil and military engineering for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and public good.
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ERDCWERX is constantly assessing the landscape in the areas of defense, innovation, and workforce development. Our awareness of the latest developments at the ERDC allows us to watch for new and innovative concepts that can be leveraged as solutions for the warfighter.
A DEFENSEWERX Innovation Hub
ERDCWERX is an innovation hub supported by DEFENSEWERX, a growing national technology (tech) transfer organization. Located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, ERDCWERX is the product of an exciting collaboration with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), a premier research and development organization with laboratory locations across the United States.
DEFENSEWERX is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization headquartered in Niceville, Florida. Established in 2012 and modeled after rapid innovation and problem solving necessary to modify and deploy B-25 bombers from aircraft carriers, DEFENSEWERX supports technology transition and transfer, innovation and collaboration, workforce development, and rapid prototyping.
ERDC is committed to strengthening a culture of innovation. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ world-class research and development organization, we are extending our reach through government, industry and academic collaborations to solve the toughest challenges facing our military and our nation today and into the future.”
- Dr. David Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)