Companies supported by the HSIEC also receive important business services including management assistance and coaching, product development and technology commercialization advice, market intelligence and access to angel and venture capital.
HSIEC delivers specialized business development assistance in homeland security as part of the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network through a joint effort between Northwestern University and the Homeland Security Market Development Bureau (HSMD) within the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Access to ultrahigh security that is compatible with current long-haul infrastructure is crucial for military and sensitive corporate applications," said Bret Johnson, director of HSIEC
The Challenge Grant and working with HSIEC will enable us to pursue to the fullest extent product market uses and directions," said Narendra Ahuja, president of Vision Technology.
HSIEC has awarded $80,000 in grants this fiscal year.
With the assistance of the HSIEC
, Group 1 is able to accelerate the development of Remote Access(TM) to make it a more valuable tool for first responders, both in Illinois and across the country," said Ted Steinbrecher, vice president of business development for Group 1 Solutions, Inc.
Advisory Board members bring a wealth of wisdom and experience to the Center that will enable us to bring companies to commercialization faster," said Bret Johnson, director of HSIEC