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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army xTech Program, in partnership with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, announced the 20 finalists for the competition’s sixth Expeditionary Technology Search cohort, xTechSearch 6. The open-topic competition solicited small businesses to pitch their transformative technology solutions to the Army and broader Department of Defense ecosystems, within critical technology focus areas from the research and development portfolio.

“The xTechSearch 6 finalists shared innovative technologies that will undoubtedly help the Army meet critical technology needs,” said Dr. Matt Willis, director of Army Prize Competitions and the Army Applied Small Business Innovation Research Program. “These companies are exploring forward-thinking concepts that will ultimately generate solutions to help Soldiers.”

Finalists for this phase of the competition, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

·      BILT Incorporated | Grapevine, Texas

·      dMetrics | Brooklyn, New York

·      Earthly Dynamics LLC | Atlanta, Georgia

·      Flite Materials Sciences US Inc. | Somerville, Massachusetts

·      IMSAR, LLC | Springville, Utah

·      Legionarius, LLC | Sudbury, Massachusets

·      LongShot Space Technologies Corporation | Santa Clara, California

·      Macro-Eyes, Inc. | Fall City, Washington

·      Organic Robotics Corporation | Rochester, New York

·      Peachtree Technologies, Inc. | Norcross, Georgia

·      Perceptronics Solutions | Falls Church, Virginia

·      QuSecure, Inc | Belvedere Tiburon, California

·      RISE Robotics | Somerville, Massachusetts

·      SixMap, Inc. | Pasadena, Massachusetts

·      Solugen | Houston, Texas

·      Somewear Labs | San Francisco, California

·      Sphere Brake Defense LLC | Erie, Pennsylvania

·      Stealth Power | Austin, Texas

·      Storagenergy Technologies, Inc. High Energy Batteries | Salt Lake City, Utah

·      Tomahawk Robotics | Melbourne, Florida

The xTechSearch 6 competition launched in August 2021 with more than 300 concept white paper applications from small businesses across the United States. The concept white papers were evaluated by a panel of Army and DoD experts and down-selected to 50 semifinalists. In November 2021, the 50 semifinalists participated in a virtual presentation with a panel of Army and DoD experts and were then down-selected to 20 finalists.

The top 20 small businesses will compete in the finals event in May 2022, where they will conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration to a panel of Army and DoD experts. The top 10 small businesses will be selected and awarded a prize of $25,000, in addition to the opportunity to submit a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research proposal worth up to $250,000 each.

Visit the xTech website (www.xtechsearch.army.mil) to learn about the xTechSearch 6fFinalists, and other ongoing and past Army prize competitions.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology provides the American Soldier with a decisive advantage in any mission by developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining the world's finest equipment and services, and by leveraging technologies and capabilities to meet current and future Army needs.