Delivering Solutions to Re-Imagine Our World

The ISC unites government, industry, academia and private citizens to solve hard problems to make the  world a better and safer place. We are a U.S. based non-profit organization serving as a global innovation leader. Our solutions are achieved through collaboration and challenges to bridge gaps between stakeholders and potential partners. We bring entrepreneurs and government agencies together, locating sponsors for innovators, and giving a voice and new opportunities to our members, one community at a time. The ISC leads from the front as subject matter experts in applying open innovation practices to address real world challenges.


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What We Do

ISC collaborates to bring the best organizations together delivering innovative solutions to “hard-to-solve” problems. Our broad range of activities include:

  • “Hard Challenge” and Technology Events, to seek, evaluate, recognize, and reward emerging champions of art, science, and technology
  • Strategic collaboration sessions, inviting the best in industry to share ideas and innovations
  • Engaging students and educators (STEAM/STEM initiatives) to build a culture of innovation
  • Applying ISC’s VIVID Framework to advance disruptive solutions for a better world

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Who We Are


Ken Spedden
Ken Spedden
Founder, Executive Committee Leader

Ken is the founder, leader, and visionary for the ISC. About 5 years ago he envisioned a platform where innovators from government, academia and industry could come together and collaborate to create actionable solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing our world today. Through grassroots efforts he has made his dream a reality, and the ISC is facilitating the process of finding solutions to make the world a better and safer place.

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Rick Gordon
Advisory Board Member

Rick is working closely with the ISC Leadership to launch the Super Accelerator and Student Innovation Center. He has been instrumental in this initiative, bringing 15 years of experience  providing organizations with strategic growth, and currently serving as Managing Partner of MACH37, a cybersecurity accelerator developed by CIT. The ISC’s Accelerator will be opening early 2017.

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Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence), sensing, effects and mission support services.

Raytheon is both a Mission Partner and Event Sponsor, and has been a key supporter of ISC STEAM initiatives.

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NGA National Collaborative
for Sustainable Innovation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
12:30pm – 3:30pm
NGA, Springfield,VA Campus
Invitation Only, see details!

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The ISC seeks to expand our Members’ personal and corporate potential in technology and science. We are a Consortium of innovators, thought-leaders, artists, change agents, technologists, scientists, interns and individuals who are passionate about the art of the possible.


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If you become a Member (Corporate or Sponsor) this month, you will also get a table booth at the Regional SLIC Event of your choice, a $10,000 Sponsorship Level benefit.*

*To receive this added benefit, your organization must pay in full by July 31, 2017 for the year.

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