Picogrid, a California-based tech startup, and Mission Innovation X (MIx), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) initiative, announced a collaboration to research technology for the defense sector.
The collaboration was initiated through three separate Pentagon contracts awarded in 2023, under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. These contracts are aligned with one of the Pentagon's top priorities: creating a more connected defense ecosystem known as Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Recently, Picogrid secured a $950 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Air Force to address this priority. The new JADC2 doctrine will touch every Pentagon program and career field in the coming years.
The three joint STTR contracts offer a pivotal opportunity for Picogrid and MIT MIx to integrate and field-test Picogrid's solutions within the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. The aim is to significantly enhance the mission capabilities and operational effectiveness of the Department of Defense and our international allies.