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IQT Announces Launch of IQT Emerge™ to Enhance Technology Commercialization for National Security

Jan. 29, 2021

IQT Emerge connects the U.S. government innovation pipeline with entrepreneurship to support technology development for the national interest

Arlington, Va. – Jan. 29, 2021 – IQT announced today the launch of IQT Emerge™, a new effort to support the mission needs of the U.S. national security community that focuses on commercializing technology innovation from U.S. government-funded R&D initiatives. This endeavor builds on IQT’s long-standing, non-profit mission to deliver emerging, cutting-edge technologies to keep the national security community at the forefront of technology innovation.

“Too often government-funded R&D fails to gain a commercial footing because the government technology pipeline is not connected with entrepreneurs and early-stage capital—a great loss of economic and national security value to the government and to the United States,” said Simon Davidson, EVP, IQT Emerge. “IQT Emerge continues the IQT mission and pairs the organization’s sophistication in identifying technologies with potential commercial viability with the institutional knowledge on what it takes to build companies and bring products to market.”

Using its technology and business expertise, IQT Emerge will identify early-stage government-funded technologies, and foster interactions and connections between government R&D and entrepreneurs earlier in the innovation pipeline to promote commercialization. Collaboration with IQT Emerge increases the likelihood that government-funded technology innovations will achieve commercial success and contribute to U.S. national security.

“IQT has a distinct vantage point as the long-standing, trusted partner operating at the intersection of venture-backed startups and the national security community to deliver novel capabilities and technology insights,” said Glenn Gaffney, IQT EVP and Senior Fellow. “Providing entrepreneurship support early in the innovation pipeline will help enable our government partners to scale their ideas and technologies swiftly and strategically.”

IQT Emerge will work with entrepreneurs and commercialization advisors to support its government partners. To get involved and for more information about IQT Emerge, contact

About IQT

IQT is the non-profit organization that the national security community has relied upon for more than 20 years to anticipate their technology questions and needs and achieve solutions. The entirety of IQT – In-Q-Tel and IQT International, IQT Labs, B.Next, and now IQT Emerge – will always look ahead to power our government partners ahead of the technology curve. For more information visit


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