Launched by Second Front in 2017, the Offset Symposium promotes constructive engagement between the venture-backed innovation ecosystem, traditional defense base, academia, and national security mission users to accelerate the development and scaling of new technologies for national security.
This year’s Offset Symposium theme is Biosecurity. Why Biosecurity? In the US alone, COVID-19 has infected over 10M people, causing 250,000 deaths, and trillions in economic disruption. Pandemic response is just one aspect of biosecurity. Health, economic, and national security are now intertwined. Beyond COVID, McKinsey & Co. forecasts that the bioeconomy will produce $2-4T in annual economic impact by 2030. Biosecurity is now an undeniable enabler of the Third Offset.
Second Front has partnered with the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum and the Defense Innovation Unit to bring you this event. We are bringing together members of the defense community, biosecurity subject matter experts, and entrepreneurs and venture capitalists building the bioeconomy.
Day 1 – Wednesday December 9th
Day 2 – Thursday December 10th