The North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH), the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) are pleased to host a web conference featuring the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) – Introduction and Update.
Find out what’s happening and how and why you should consider responding to the Defense Innovation Unit’s (diu.mil) Solicitations. DIU is the only Department of Defense organization focused exclusively on fielding and scaling commercial technology across the U.S. military to help solve critical problems. Mr. Mike Chahinian, DIU Commercial Engagement Executive will make a presentation and answer your questions, such as, what are the key elements of a successful submission.
As the Commercial Engagement Executive for the Autonomy Portfolio, Mike is responsible for DIU’s outreach to the drone, robotics, and automation industries. His responsibilities include finding the best companies, conducting due diligence, and promoting the DIU brand.
As a ship officer in the Navy he led high-tech divisions on advanced destroyers, as well as the campaign that won the Navy’s highest award for public affairs. As an investment banker at Citigroup he applied automation to the finance industry, and mapped each major automaker’s efforts in autonomy. As a congressional staffer he learned the inner workings of the U.S. government. Mike joined DIU in December 2018.
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