InvestMaryland Challenge winner visits the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

June 04, 2015

ADELPHI, Md. -- On Wednesday, May 21, ARL welcomed InvestMaryland Challenge winner Britica to the Adelphi Laboratory Center to meet the ARL staff and learn more about the laboratory.

Launched in 2012, the InvestMaryland Challenge is a state-sponsored business competition that solicits new startups with venture capital to potentially develop into sustainable businesses in Maryland. The competition is hosted by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and Inc. Magazine.

All categories are open to Maryland, U.S. and International companies. Non-Maryland winning ventures are expected to establish a place of business in the state either through acquired space or a state incubator. At least 51 percent of the grant money must be spent within the state.

Participating again this year, ARL selected two businesses to partner with for the following year. This incubator opportunity includes laboratory and office space, utilities, phone system, internet connection, shared use of common areas and opportunities to collaborate with Army scientists and engineers, which will provide exposure to potential government and military customers.

The first of the two companies to visit ARL was Bricata. Based in Vienna, Virginia, Bricata is a leading developer of innovative, high-throughput network security and data-protection solutions.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is the nation's premier laboratory for land forces and is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC delivers it.


Last Update / Reviewed: June 4, 2015