Sea, Air, Space | Conference Matchmaking Report

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a govmates matchmaking in DC! The Sea Air Space 2023 matchmaking event brought together 23 large systems integrators, defense primes, and government agencies and 84 small businesses, non-traditional defense contractors, and academia to discuss their capabilities and explore potential partnerships. The event was held over two hours and featured 152 meetings between companies specializing in a wide range of areas, including artificial intelligence, MBSE, advanced manufacturing, precision machining, enterprise IT, simulation, hardware components, and more. 

The matchmaking event was a great success, with many organizations finding opportunities to collaborate to pursue federal contracts. The participating defense primes were particularly interested in the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the small businesses, with many exploring ways to incorporate precision machining and hardware components into their production processes. 

Artificial intelligence and MBSE were also hot topics, with many buyers looking for innovative ways to incorporate these technologies into their existing systems. The sellers were able to showcase their expertise in these areas and provide valuable insights into how their solutions could be integrated into the buyers’ operations. We love to see collaborative discussions.  

Overall, the Sea Air Space 2023 matchmaking event provided a valuable platform for organizations to connect and explore potential partnerships. The high number of meetings and the diverse range of capabilities on display demonstrated the significant interest in these areas and the potential for exciting new collaborations to emerge. The event was a resounding success, and we look forward to seeing the partnerships and innovations that will emerge as a result of these connections.