We take a Design Thinking approach to solving DoD customer challenges

“Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving complex problems.  It’s extremely useful in tackling complex problems that are ill-defined or unknown, by understanding the human needs involved, by re-framing the problem in human-centric ways, by creating many ideas in brainstorming sessions, and by adopting a hands-on approach in prototyping and testing.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Interaction Design Foundation

URSA Ventures believes that the only way to maintain the US Military’s dominance is to embrace and accelerate the adoption of technologies that have the potential to deliver an asymmetric advantage.  To do this successfully requires two primary core capabilities:

  1. Innovate: Prototype to prove use cases for emerging technologies in the Federal Government
  2. Scale: Connect innovations to major production platforms

The DoD innovation community is coming alive.  Congress has recently expanded the authorities to leverage innovative contracting models like Other Transaction Agreements, Commercial Solution Openings, Small Business Innovative Research contracts, and Rapid Innovation Funding, providing mechanisms to engage with emerging technologies in a risk tolerant way to evaluate their potential to provide novel value.

URSA Ventures sets itself apart with its the ability to scale innovations.  We have seen firsthand the chasm that innovations must cross before their beneficial solutions can be experienced at a greater scale with more impact.  Our founding team combines decades of ACAT I-IV major weapon system acquisition experience with experience awarding and administering innovative contracting vehicles.

*Leverage our unique perspective and capability to overcome the significant barriers to adopting new technologies in the Federal Market 

*We can bridge the gap between prototyping and major productions efforts


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