The BRF, with its division, the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) and its partner, Southeastern Innovation Institute (SEII), form the BRF-SEII Emerging Challenges Consortium (ECC),  a unique network of collaborators to ensure quick and efficient delivery of technology solutions to enhance the nation’s abilities to support national security and the defense mission of the United States. ECC’s two guiding principles are to be an inclusive conduit between the Government and economic and technology ecosystems, and to seek out fresh talent from non-traditional sources. With a diverse network, experience in technology, understanding of non-traditional entities, and economic development expertise in commercialization and technology transfer, ECC is uniquely positioned to tackle emerging challenges to the nation’s security.

No. Company Name Capabilities/Strengths
1 Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF) Economic Development
2 Southeastern Innovation Institute (SEII) R&D innovative technology solutions
3 Advanced Aero Services Aviation Engineering and Maintaince, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
4 Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions (AGS) Geopolymers, concrete, materials
5 Asteri Networks Data analytics and entertainment networks
6 Balanced Media Technology (BMT) Data-processing and distributed computing technology that executes machine-learning algorithms coupled with human-guided interactions, data analytics
7 BE Associates (NY) Intellectual Property innovation, strategic technology commercialization
8 BetaFlix Virtual Reality applied to educational and engineering requirements, Learning Management System development and implementation, 3D Scanning
9 Bimle Management LLC PTSD and mental health technology
10 BioBarrier biocidal coatings; chemistry applications, including corrosion resistant applications
11 CHeKT Security technology solutions
12 CyberReef Mobile Cyber Security
13 Digitas LLC (CA) Physician decision support
14 Eagle  3D Laser Scanning and Reality Capture, 2D to 3D conversion, Licensed Professional Engineering, SMB
15 EpiFocus Neuroscientific datamining
26 Grind Capital and its Partners below: Venture Firm
Century Link IT solutions, networking and communications, 5G/Telecom, Edge, Cyber, OTT (AR/VR/MR/XR), Cloud, DevSecOps
Duke University Academic Institution
Louisiana State University A&M Academic Institution
Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Lab Academic Institution
Nicholls State University Academic Institution
Brigham Young University Academic Institution
University of Illinois Academic Institution
Washington University in St. Louis Academic Institution
Radiance Technologies Cyber, Modeling/SIM, AI
Oracle Cloud, Edge, AI/ML
Origin Bancorp Publicly Traded Bank with Louisiana HQ - Knowledge Management, Blockchain, Cyber, AI/ML
Red River Bank Publicly Traded Bank with Louisiana HQ - Knowledge Management, Blockchain, Cyber, AI/ML
Entergy Electric/Power, 5G/Telecom, Edge, Cyber, OTT (AR/VR/MR/XR), Cloud, DevSecOps
Centerpoint Energy Gas/Power, 5G/Telecom, Edge, Cyber, OTT (AR/VR/MR/XR), Cloud, DevSecOps
GDIT Information Technology
L3 Harris Network Hardware, Telecommunications, AI/ML, AR/VR/XR
Lacerta Life Sciences BioTech
Exxon Oil and Gas
Epic Games Training/SIM
IBM Cyber, Modeling/SIM, AI
Ingalls Information Security Cybersecurity
Crossmark Management Group Back office management services to include financial, accounting, and business consulting services
Carastone, LLP Securities law/VC law
16 Healthway United Co. (DE) Health Data Analytics platform (AI driven dashboards) PAAS/SAAS for patient and provider decision support
17 Innolyzer Labs Lab, testing, hydrogen sulfide detection, biotechnology
18 Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI) Providing innovative programs, intellectual capital and responsive support towards expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the region
19 McClinton & Roy Federal procurement regulations & Government Contracting
20 Metro Aviation Air medical operator,  helicopter MRO, training and certification
21 OleoLive Lab, testing, oleocanthal production, biotechnology
22 Outerlink First responder communications provider - Voice, text, satellite tracking
23 Praeses IT solutions developer
27 Precision Procurement Solutions (PPS) and its Partners below: Technology Scout/Cybersecurity
Minerva AI, Blockchain, Knowledge Managment
Traction JEDI Technologies AR/VR, Gaming, Training/SIM
King Crow Studios  AR/VR, Gaming, Training/SIM
3D Media AR/VR, Gaming, Training/SIM
Digital Twin Studios AR/VR, Gaming, Training/SIM
Kinemagic AR/VR, Gaming, Training/SIM
Organic Nano Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology
Nano Medicine R&D Biomed/Nanotech
Neuro Analytic Solutions AR/VR-mental health
Digital Cargo  Supply Chain/Logistics, Process Automation
Vinformatix AI/ML, Training/SIM
VS Merlot AI, Process Automation/SIM
YOUR6 AI, Talent Management
3Data Digital Twin, AI
Zeteky AI
General Genomics MedTech, Genetic Sequencing
Cell Surgical Network BioMed/STEM Cell
Xcellent Life MedTech
Orion Innovations AI/ML
Intact Partners DevSecOps
Ascend Manufacturing Advanced Materials/Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial 3D printing
University Technical Services Sensors/GPS denied navigation/Autonomous Technology
Taqtile AR/VR
Louisiana Technology Transfer Office (LTTO) Partnerships between Louisiana Businesses, Federal Labs, and university/research institutions
Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy
Louisiana Dept of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Provides comprehensive care and quality service to Louisiana’s Veterans and their families
National Defense Innovation Association (NDIA) Invests in professional growth of the defense industry personnel and provides professional development courses
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) A professional association that connects people, ideas and solutions globally
Louisiana Technology Park A hub for technology development in Louisiana.  Created to drive economic development and job creation by providing high-tech startups with the resources to bring their products and services to market faster and more effectively
24 Strada Bay LLC Engineering technologies (drone, pilot and rescue tools)
25 Workforce Opportunity Services Workforce procurement
28 Caltech Academic Institution
29 Columbia Univ (Center of Technology Management) - NY Academic Institution
30 Grambling Universtity Academic Institution
31 Louisiana Tech Academic Institution
32 Louisiana State University Shreveport Academic Institution
33 Northwestern Academic Institution
34 University of Louisiana Lafayette Academic Institution
35 University of Louisiana Monroe Academic Institution

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