The purpose of the Global-X Challenge is to discover and ultimately provide a catalyst through a research grant for subsequent development and delivery of revolutionary capability to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the commercial marketplace, and the public.

The expected outcomes of this Global-X Challenge are promising, potentially game-changing concepts whose technology maturity may be accelerated under separate follow-on technology development efforts.

Global-X Challenge is meant to spur revolutionary innovation and teaming for a proof of concept within nine months. Office of Naval Research will award up to US$750K to proposals addressing one of the challenges: 

  1. Long Range, High Bandwidth Underwater Communications
  2. Multifunctional Fabric for Survivable Platforms
  3. Personal Expeditionary Power


18 Apr-23          Kick-off Webinar
30 Apr-23          Upload Technical Area Video Recordings to Slack
21 May-23        White Paper Submission Date
02 Jun-23          Notification of White Paper Valuation
30 Jun-23          Full Proposal Submission
21 Jun-23          Notification of Selection: Full Proposals
08 Sep-23         Grant Awards


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