DEFENSEWERX Partners with Ratio Exchange to Source Companies

PRESS RELEASE August 17, 2020 Niceville, Florida (August 14, 2020) — DEFENSEWERX, a leader in identifying and cultivating innovative Defense solutions, recently announced it is collaborating with Ratio Exchange, an emerging government sourcing marketplace, to assist in finding and sourcing companies to solve tomorrow’s challenges. “We are excited to have the Ratio Exchange as a great mechanism to help the entire DEFENSEWERX ecosystem find and source companies to solve the challenges of our warfighters,” said Brad Chedister, DEFENSEWERX’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “The Exchange is a force multiplier in our arsenal of toolsets that provide the DEFENSEWERX Ecosystem with insights and transparency into companies, capabilities, innovations, and technologies in the marketplace.” Located in Northern Virginia, Ratio Exchange is a marketplace that collects, organizes, and aggregates information about companies to assist the government in finding and sourcing companies, capabilities, and innovations from traditional and non-traditional channels. “Ratio Exchange is pleased to collaborate with DEFENSEWERX and continue our relationship in helping them solve the challenges of our warfighters,” states Jim Benson, Ratio Exchange’s Chief Technology Officer. “As warfighters ourselves, we have a deep and unwavering appreciation of DEFENSEWERX’s mission and are excited that the Exchange can be part of this.” About DEFENSEWERX DEFENSEWERX (DWX), located in Niceville, Fl., was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. DWX is the corporate headquarters providing oversight to multiple innovation hubs located across the United States including: the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Fl., SOFWERX in Tampa, Fl., ERDCWERX in Vicksburg, MS, MGMWERX in Montgomery, Al, and the Cyber Forge Innovation Center in Augusta, GA. The DEFENSEWERX platforms focus on technology transfer/transition, innovation and collaboration, prototyping, and workforce development. Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem by shaping successful collisions to innovate and commercialize technologies that benefit the warfighter. About Ratio Exchange

The Exchange is an unbiased, commercially neutral, and independent Marketplace that focuses on connecting supply to demand. The Exchange operates in a “Switzerland-like” model and does not bid on, nor pursue government contracts or contracting opportunities. Exchange brokers are embedded in innovation regions throughout the United States to create intimacy with startups, entrepreneurs, and companies who are seeking opportunities to partner with and work with the Federal Government to solve problems. The Exchange includes information on over 1.5 million companies, 35 million contracts, 7 million patents, 4 million grants, 100,000 SBIR/STTRs, 150,000 investors, 300,000 funding rounds, and hundreds of thousands of records describing National Laboratory and University innovations.

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