By Tim Ryan

In a significant achievement for Hampton Roads’ innovation ecosystem, Psionic, a member of the REaKTOR community, has been spotlighted by Booz Allen Hamilton in their prestigious list of Top 10 Emerging Technologies for the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Security. This accolade underscores the profound impact Psionic’s cutting-edge technology is set to have on national security and defense.

Psionic’s breakthrough lies in its advanced inertial navigation systems, designed to provide precise motion and position data even in GPS-denied environments. Their SurePath product, utilizing NASA-born Doppler lidar technology, exemplifies this innovation. Capable of operating both on the ground and in the air, SurePath ensures reliable navigation without relying on external RF signals, making it invaluable for defense applications. This technology enhances the accuracy and reliability of military operations and fortifies national security against potential threats.

REaKTOR, Hampton Roads’ premier innovation accelerator, has been pivotal in assisting Psionic’s growth. By providing access to essential resources, mentorship, and a collaborative environment, REaKTOR has enabled its members to push the boundaries of technology. Psionic’s recognition by Booz Allen is a testament to the efficacy of REaKTOR’s support system, showcasing how a robust innovation ecosystem can propel startups to national prominence.

Psionic’s achievement is not just a victory for the company but a milestone for the entire Hampton Roads region. This recognition positions Hampton Roads as a critical hub for technological innovation and national security solutions. The spotlight on Psionic highlights the region’s potential to attract and develop groundbreaking technologies, fostering economic growth and creating high-skilled jobs.

The inclusion of Psionic in Booz Allen’s list emphasizes the strategic importance of the Hampton Roads innovation ecosystem in contributing to national defense. It also reflects the success of regional initiatives supporting startups and emerging technologies. This accolade is expected to inspire other local innovators and entrepreneurs, reinforcing the region’s reputation as a hotbed for technological advancement.

The recognition of Psionic by Booz Allen Hamilton is a significant endorsement of the company’s technology and its potential impact on national security. It also validates the efforts of REaKTOR and the broader Hampton Roads innovation community. As Psionic continues to develop and deploy its cutting-edge solutions, it will undoubtedly contribute to the defense sector’s technological capabilities, ensuring a safer and more secure future.

For Hampton Roads, this is just the beginning. The region’s commitment to fostering innovation and supporting startups promises to yield more groundbreaking technologies, positioning Hampton Roads as a national and global innovation landscape leader.