The Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI) is a research organization focused on technologies that are critical to the future of national defense. Launched in 2021 by the National Defense Industrial Association and based in Arlington, VA, ETI provides leadership, bolsters public awareness and offers high quality non-partisan research, thinking, and analysis that informs the development and integration of emerging technologies into the defense industrial base.
The US must continuously adapt to an ever-changing world to ensure our nation’s security. And the private sector, government, academia and warfighters can best work together when they understand each other's needs and capabilities. For our nation’s leaders, ETI helps determine priorities, navigate risks, evaluate viability, set standards and maintain focus.
- We conduct research and analysis and offer policy recommendations on the intersection of emerging technologies and national security policy
- Our workshops and roundtables are held in concert with industry, government, and academia in key emerging technology areas
- We publish the bi-monthly and rapidly growing Emerging Tech Horizons podcast, available on all major platforms
- Our weekly column in the award-winning National Defense Magazine discusses the latest developments in the field
- ETI’s Wide-ranging, collaborative projects includes the critical Emerging Technologies Supply Chain Study
- Our participation in NDIA conferences, Division & Chapter events seeks to add value and boost the visibility of emerging technology for the defense base
- Our webinars and courses are aimed at newcomers to the field, with explainers and guides across a range of sectors:
- Technology 101 educational series
- Strategic priorities Q&A with government and industry technology leaders.
OUR COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
Building on NDIA’s reputation as an honest broker by serving national security interests and ultimately our warfighters, NDIA’s ETI draws on the expertise of cross-sectoral teams of NDIA members, government officials, and others to address a carefully curated set of technology issues. In doing so, ETI also draws on NDIA’s preeminent annual conferences, events, technical divisions and regional chapters, and the expertise of NDIA’s corporate, academic, and individual members, to build research teams that are adapted to the nation’s most pressing technology challenges.