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Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)

What is SMART?

SMART is a membership organization that executes the vision of the SMART Congressional Initiative from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware by providing a membership organization promoting tech enterprise in the region. The conference goal is to build stronger relationships, provide teaming partnerships and discuss upcoming procurement forecasts among industry, government, and academia.


SMART enhances business development in 15 focus groups ranging from manufacturing, defense, healthcare, cyber/IT, STEM, transportation and veterans.


Join SMART today and enjoy the immediate benefits of having access to over 200 business, government and academia-related events.


Support research, development and technology-based opportunities for economic growth in DE, MD, NJ, & PA.

SMART’s uniqueness is the range & depth to its affiliated groups and collaborative activities


By supporting SMART your company or organization will:

  • Increase your visibility and professional connections.

  • Gain a voice on science and technology issues that impact your activities.

  • Become a proactive member of the regional technical community, driving relevant S&T issues.

  • Attract some of the more than $120 Billion in federal R&D funds to endorse regional projects.

Why is a SMART Membership Important?

All SMART Members Receive:

  • Partnering and Networking Opportunities

  • Federal and State S&TUpdates

  • Regional, National, and International Collaboration Opportunities

  • Invitations to Technical Education and Workforce Development Meetings and initiatives

  • Access to SMART Resource Database

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