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



Bob Krieger
Executive Committee Leader

Bob leads the ISC executive committee and has primary responsibility for the ISC organization, our leadership focus and the ISC’s operations. He joined the ISC 4 years ago and has been involved with implementing a wide variety of initiatives, including the Assistive Technology Challenge, the Loudoun County First Responders Challenge, and the Loudoun County Public School Challenge.

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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 end of Summer 2016.

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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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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, 2016 for the year.

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