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Silicon Valley Innovation Program

Silicon Valley Innovation Program

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Silicon Valley Innovation Program is a program made by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is utilized to contacts advancement networks the country over and all throughout the planet to bridle the business R&D environment for innovations with government applications and to co-put resources into and speed up innovation progress to-showcase", with an exceptional concentration toward encouraging improvements identified with military and U.S. Country Security applications.

Throughout the long term they have approached a wide range of kinds of Startup organization for help.

Most as of late they reported at a virtual Industry occasion on June 23, 2020 that they are looking for blockchain new companies that can assist with hostile to forging endeavors among other issues.[10][11]


Silicon Valley Innovation Program was made in 2015 by United States Department of Homeland Security.

The program looks for the assistance of new businesses, both in the U.S. also, universally based, in handling dangers to US public security.The

Collaboration was all the more broadly offered through an 'Industry Day' in 2018, facilitated by the DHS Science and Technology (S&T), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Menlo Park, California. The

gatherings offered $800,000 in non-dilutive subsidizing in return for advancements "on the utilization of versatile picture translation and article acknowledgment to upgrade TSA's capacity to filter items, materials, and different parts of traveler property." The

program end up being effective from the primary arrived behind schedule, around the same time of the business day being declared, the DHS S&T granted financing to Atlanta based organization Ionic Security Inc., after effectively testing a safe information move module that was planned explicitly for video reconnaissance frameworks.

Following various achievements in advancements, the DHS facilitated another Industry for new businesses in Menlo Park.

Booked for November of 2018, the DHS S&T was looking for blockchain and record innovation new companies, with the aims of sorting an exit plan to forestall phony and the forging of endorsements and licenses.

Discussing the joint effort among new businesses and the public authority, S&T SVIP Managing Director Melissa Oh expressed,

SVIP is an extension between the beginning phase startup local area and the Homeland Security Enterprise.

DHS has need of the developments coming from this local area to guarantee we are at any rate a stride in front of public safety dangers.

The program demonstrated fruitful by and by, with different new businesses taking an interest and accepting financing.

San Diego based Planck Aerosystems Inc., for instance, effectively tried its self-governing little Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) inside operational settings.

The framework made can dispatch to and from the bed of a moving vehicle, and can give "completely self-governing route combined with a getting instrument, progressed PC vision capacities, and altered correspondences interfaces."

Around June 2020, another industry occasion was held practically (because of Coronavirus) and moved its 300 members to foster instruments that are deployable for the Privacy Office of the U.S.

Branch of Homeland Security, U.S.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the DHS's three branches.

These devices incorporate a potential option in contrast to the current Social Security Number (SSN), a framework that can help fundamental DHS laborers demonstrate their status as fundamental DHS laborers, which would make it simpler for venturing out authorities to demonstrate their fundamental status, in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The DHS is additionally looking for store network recognizability arrangements that would help address "issue focuses in sanitation, web based business and gaseous petrol."

notwithstanding production network following, they are looking for interoperability, which would empower "innovations to work cross-platform."

similar prizes remain, presenting to $800,000 in non-weakened funding.

SVIP Goals

  • Leverage and adapt commercial technology and deliver to operational use to meet DHS needs

  • Promote economic development through start-up/small business growth[9]

What SVIP Does

To keep pace with the innovation community and tackle the hard problems faced by DHS’s

operational missions, SVIP uses the other transaction authority of DHS to:

  • EDUCATE:- Help investors and entrepreneurs understand DHS’s capability needs

  • FUND:- Provide accelerated nondilutive funding (up to $800K US) for product development to address DHS’s needs

  • TEST:- Provide test environments and pilot opportunities[9]


In driving an innovation project, the SVIP follows a five-phase process, with the first four phases allocated from $50,000 - $200,000 in funds with work periods of 3-6 months.[1] The fifth phase is optional and is for adding additional features to the artifact if experience showed they were necessary or desirable during the first four phases.

The program is open to both domestic and international applicants.


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