Current ALERT Industrial Partners & Government Collaborators

908 Devices
908 Devices develops products ranging from rugged, handheld chemical detection tools to compact, tiny footprint analyzers and fast separation devices. These purpose-built and user-centric devices serve a range of industries including safety and security, oil & gas, life sciences and other applied markets.

Astrophysics Inc.
Founded in 2002 by Imaging Scientist François Zayek, Astrophysics Inc. has since emerged as the industry innovator. With over 30 years experience in imaging technology, François Zayek is experienced in both the medical and security industry. François Zayek is joined by a team of PhD and field leading scientists and software developers that transform theory into cutting edge products. With a specific focus on security x-ray imaging and detection, Astrophysics delivers the best in technology. We do not just manufacture x-ray systems, we develop the security technology of tomorrow.

Block Engineering 
For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology. Block Engineering has been developing and selling high performance mid-infrared (IR) spectrometers globally to commercial, industrial, military and government customers since 1956. In 2004, the company leveraged its expertise in spectroscopy to develop next generation Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) spectrometers.

Guardian Centers, LLC
Guardian Centers is a disaster preparedness and tactical training center.  Guardian Centers provides custom services including complete exercise design and planning, training and certification, and full service logistics support at its state of the art flagship training campus in Perry, Georgia or at any client location throughout the world.  Guardian Centers demonstrates exceptional performance and results delivering specialized training courses and practical exercises for special skills certification and professional services training.  They are a total solutions company testing, evaluating and validating skills through training and exercise in dynamic and immersive urban terrain replicating the most realistic natural and manmade disasters.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security. They are responsible for ensuring that the nation’s nuclear weapons remain safe, secure, and reliable. LLNL also applies its expertise to prevent the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction and strengthen homeland security.

Leidos makes the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science. Leidos’ key lines of business include civil, defense, health, and intelligence.

The mission of MatrixSpace is to make the emerging capabilities of AI useful to ordinary people. MatrixSpace believes that machines should work for people, and not the other way around. Today the AI controlling robots or drones is primitive, and not useful to people without extensive training — which defeats the purpose.

The mission of NEC is to generate significant new knowledge and create innovative solutions for society in collaboration with industry, academia and governments. Their research groups reflect different perspectives and collaborate to provide disruptive solutions to solve complex problems.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a different kind of national lab. PNNL advances the frontiers of knowledge, taking on some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges. Distinctive strengths in chemistry, Earth sciences, biology, and data science are central to our scientific discovery mission. The research lays a foundation for innovations that advance sustainable energy through decarbonization and energy storage and enhance national security through nuclear materials and threat analyses. PNNL collaborates with academia in fundamental research and with industry to transition technologies to market.

Pendar Technologies
Pendar Technologies is a privately held product development company focused on bringing to market breakthrough portable analysis and monitoring systems that include proprietary data science driven analysis modules. With experts in innovative spectroscopy and data science, the company has a pipeline of products in development. The company was formed by a merger of Pendar Medical and Eos Photonics in 2015.

Rigaku Analytical Devices
Rigaku Analytical Devices is a leading pioneer and innovator of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in mission-critical industries. Their advanced and rugged products deliver unparalleled accuracy and extensive application support, empowering their customers to achieve rapid lab-like results any time, any place.


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Government and Industry speak with students during the Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE).

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