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Military Innovation Operational Forums

The Military Innovation Operational Forum (MIO-Forum) will conduct semi-annual “Think Tank” sessions for military medical professionals to announce operational requirements to the public, and semi-annual “Pitch Tank” sessions for selected businesses to present projects and technologies in response to MIO-Forum announced requirements.  The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) will host MIO-Forum “Think Tank” and “Pitch Tank” sessions across the state.   




  • 12 JUN 2019: MIO-Forum Launch and “Think Tank 2019” at the Medical, Biomedical and Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  
  • 05 DEC 2019: MIO-Forum “Think Tank 2019-1” at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  Logistical information coming soon.
  • 09 JAN 2020: Submission deadline for white paper responses to “Think Tank 2019-1” requirements. 
  • 11 MAR 2020: “Pitch Tank 2019-1” at Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Businesses selected from white paper submissions to present will receive logistical information in advance.

WHITE PAPER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.  Limit to two pages, single-spaced, size 12 font, with no video links, slides, or attachments.  Include: title; presenter name and contact information; 150 word limit abstract; technology background and description; proposed military application; FDA or other clearances (if any); prior military collaborations (if any); and limit of five references.

The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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