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The Carolinas offer a unique blend of state-of-the-art industry, entrepreneurial spirit, American historical significance and proud maritime military tradition. The region is home to the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic with a respected 58-year presence in the Palmetto State. NIWC Atlantic is charged with meeting our nation's demands for uninterrupted vigilance, fail-safe cybersecurity, adaptive response and engineering excellence. On a daily basis, NIWC Atlantic delivers secure, integrated and innovative technology solutions in support of our nation's top defense priorities.

The Palmetto Tech Bridge is the next step in the continuing evolution of NIWC Atlantic's engagement with leading academic research institutions, world-class industry partners, renowned federal labs and forward-thinking state organizations. With the utilization of diverse, off-base facilities across South Carolina, the Palmetto Tech Bridge serves to encourage creative and innovative research, host collaborative workshops, and sponsor unique problem-solving events. Drawing on the talents from across South Carolina industry and academia, NIWC Atlantic will focus and facilitate this considerable innovative force on developing dual-use solutions to meet both national defense needs and enhance the region's economic strength with innovative commercial products.

  • 5G
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Autonomous systems
  • Communications
  • Cyber
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Mr. Michael Merriken

Director, Palmetto Tech Bridge