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The 2nd Annual US Department of Defense / MIT Forum Combating Terrorism Technology Innovation Day

The 2016 Combating Terrorism Technology Innovation Day

(in partnership with the US Department of Defense/CTTSOand the Israel Ministry of Defense/MAFAAT).


As terrorists become more sophisticated, so too must the tools for defeating them.  Startups play a critical role in developing the breakthroughs required.   The innovation day will show startups and entrepreneurs from any technology domain the major opportunities emerging in the combating terrorism technology markets.


  • The $210K Startup Challenge and conference (Conference hours: 08:45 - 17:30) 

    • 120 technology startups entered.  18 finalists will present live to a panel of International judges.  A special VIP guest of honor will present $210,000 in no-strings-attached prize money. (click here for the finalists).  

    • Leading experts from Israel and abroad will discuss terrorism trends, opportunities for startup technology companies, and the “how to's” of what it takes to succeed.  

    • The conference runs from 08:45 - 17:30 (click here for speaker panel


  • The exhibits/demos (Entrance free between 14:00 and 16:00) 

    • 25 early-stage security startups will demonstrate cutting edge counter-terrorism innovations in open exhibition.

    • Location is the Atrium in the Porter Building (map here)


  Entrance Free to the Exhibits/Demos between 14:00 and 16:00.  Click here for list of Exhibitors



June 7, 2016

08:45 – 17:30 (includes lunch and afternoon wine & cheese reception; Registration from 08:15)

The Capsule Building, The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University  (Map)


Conference Pricing and Registration:

  • 120 NIS 

  • Students & MIT Forum Subscribers:  NIS 60 

  • Note entrance to the Exhibit area is free (open to public between 14:00 and 16:00).


To Register Click Here


(if you are a startup with a great combating terrorism technology and interested in exhibiting/demoing, click here)







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