Events & Tech Challenges

ERDCWERX events and tech challenges discover new commercial opportunities to solve challenging warfighter problems. We leverage the DEFENSEWERX ecosystem to collaborate and innovate for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Individuals, startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academics, and research labs are invited to submit solutions to specific tech challenges and other opportunities launched by ERDCWERX in collaboration with the ERDC.


Our projects include a variety of opportunities in focus areas including, but not limited to:

  • Civil Works
  • Engineered Resilient Systems
  • Environment and Energy
  • Geospatial and Remote Sensing
  • Installations of the Future
  • Military Engineering
  • Protective Structures and Systems

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License a Patent

ERDC’s innovations are designed to solve military and civil challenges. Many of ERDC’s patents are available for licensing in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Construction
  • Electronics and Sensors
  • Environment and Energy
  • Materials
  • Protective Structures and Systems

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Contracts and Agreements Awarded

  • Collaborate with ERDC for a path to a potential contract/agreement
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Impactful Projects

  • Innovate with the federal government
  • Support the warfighter
  • Generate new market opportunity
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Simple Submission

  • Brief white paper or submission form
  • Easy upload
  • Quick turnaround
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Open to All

  • No consortium or cost
  • No registration is required to submit
  • Accommodates a broad range of Technology Readiness Levels

The Rapid Obstacle Marking & Perimeter Fencing tech challenge allowed us to have interactions and discussions directly with military personnel and subject matter experts while our product was being put to the test. These types of interactions simply don’t happen any other way.

— Carmen Samara, Atkore Razor Ribbon