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The xTechSearch 2.0 top 12 Small Business finalist are preparing to compete in the Phase IV Capstone Demonstrations where they will demonstrate their proof-of-concept for their technology solution to a panel of Army subject matter experts. The demonstrations will be held at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from 14-15 October 2019.

The Top 12 Finalists:

AKHAN Seminconductor, Inc.

United Aircraft Technologies, Inc.

Valley Tech Systems, Inc.

Cogitari, Inc.

Novaa Ltd.

Vidrovr, Inc.

MELD Manufacturing Corporation

Great Lakes Sound and Vibration, Inc.

Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.

Olifant Medical

Spark Thermionics, Inc.

Lumineye, Inc.

Prizes and Incentives

Prizes will be offered under 15 USC §3719 (Prize competitions). The total prize pool is $2.18 M.


Number of Winners


Phase I. Concept White Paper

Up to 60

Selection for Phase II

Phase II. xTechSearch Pitches

Up to 25

Selection for Phase III

Phase III. Innovators’ Corner

Up to 12

Selection for Phase IV

Phase IV. xTechSearch Capstone Demonstration









9 November 2018

Solicitation period opens.

31 December 2018

Solicitation period closes.

8 February 2019

Phase II Selection Announcements

25 February 2019 -
8 March 2019

Phase II Technology Pitches

11 March 2019

Phase III Selection Announcements

26 to 28 March 2019

Phase III – AUSA Global Force, Huntsville, AL

28 March 2019

Phase IV Selection Announcements

14-15 October 2019

Phase IV Capstone – AUSA Annual Meeting, Washington DC