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BAE Systems 2022 Technology Accelerator

Tech Diligence - Acceleration - Impact

In Partnership with BAE Systems Electronic Systems

Program Dates: June 2022 - August 2022

Applications Are Now Closed.


Program Information

The BAE Systems 2022 Technology Accelerator will accelerate joint technology development with BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research & development team. The program ultimately seeks to deliver game-changing breakthroughs at speed and scale to BAE Systems’ customers.

Six small businesses will be selected to participate in the program consisting of interactive educational modules through hands-on curriculum, expert mentorship, access to FAST Labs personnel, and the opportunity to pitch live to BAE Systems leadership.


Check out the technologies of interest below +  find more info in the program one-pager.

Why You Should Apply

BAE Systems 2022 Technology Accelerator Informational Webinar

BAE Systems 2022 Technology Accelerator Informational Webinar - Product Line Roundtable 

BAE Systems 2022 Technology Accelerator Informational Webinar - Product Line Roundtable 


to the experienced personnel of BAE Systems, specifically members of its technology scouting and FAST Labs leadership teams. The Accelerator provides a tightly framed avenue for meaningful conversations around working with BAE Systems.


to FedTech’s national ecosystem of VCs and integration partners, as well as DOD customers, talent, and expert staff. In total, participants in FedTech's Accelerator programs have been awarded over $30M in contracts during programs and cumulatively raised $300M+ in private investment.

Expert Mentorship

from specialized Subject Matter Experts in a variety of fields poised to help with business models, technology development, integration strategies, and more. The cohort will receive over $10k worth of mentorship and advisory services.

Technology Integration

with a premier aerospace and defense company on major systems and/or platforms. The goal of this program is to identify companies to be potential suppliers of innovative technology for use with BAE Systems products or services, which may result in a subcontractor position to provide component-level technologies for use in major Government systems or platforms.

Educational Experiences

on how to pursue the United States Department of Defense as a customer and harness a piece of the ~$700b annual defense budget. FedTech has coached over 200+ small businesses via its previous dual-use accelerators since 2019.


BAE Systems Inc. Technology Focus Areas

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems 

BAE Systems Electronic Systems is a global leader in developing, implementing, and maintaining cutting-edge commercial, defense, and space electronics. At the heart of Electronic Systems is FAST Labs, the research & development team who invents, innovates, and adapts highly-advanced science, electronics, and engineering breakthroughs to deliver game-changing capabilities to our customers. Every day first-of-its-kind technology is realized in FAST Labs, to impact what matters most and live out the BAE Systems missions: ‘We Protect Those Who Protect Us’ ® and ‘We Innovate for Those Who Move the World.’ 

About FedTech

FedTech is a venture builder that thrives at the intersection of entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies, and mission-driven organizations. Since 2015, FedTech has pioneered deep tech ventures across the Department of Defense, NASA, the Department of Energy, leading federal labs, and top universities around the country. Through startup studios, accelerators, the internal innovation curriculum, and corporate venture programs, FedTech helps startups, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies stay ahead of the curve of innovation.

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