The R2 Network
The R2 Network is a public innovation network backed by a $1 million federal grant put forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Administration, FirstNet Authority, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Created out of a need to face the nation’s most pressing Response and Resiliency challenges, the R2 network will deliver resources, tools and opportunities to entrepreneurs and first responders to commercialize and deploy new technology.
Empower Public Safety Agencies
Solutions that help identify technology gaps, source and vet solutions and secure funding to procure and deploy solutions for public safety agencies.
Enable Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Raise capital, receive critical product feedback, secure pilots and optimize and promote their solution for mission-critical needs.
Connect Two Communities
Accessible and relevant in-person experiences and online resources that are intuitive and available to overcome the hyper fragmented marketplace.
Expand the Network
Resources to build on existing industry networks to connect with investors and entrepreneurs that have historically not engaged with the public safety market.
The R2 Portal for Entrepreneurs
Resources and opportunities to help you grow. Find grants, investors, events, RFPs and customers.
For First Responders
Customize an application and have the innovators come to you.
List Your Requirements
Detail the specs, priorities and timelines that work for you.
Manage your pipeline of applicants, share options with your team and review the top solutions.
Procure The Winner
Resources to streamline your contracting and procurement process.
The Public Safety Events Finder
The GovEvents-powered events feed will continuously add new public safety events to the R2 Portal as they become available, providing real-time access to the latest upcoming events including virtual, on-demand and in-person events as public health guidance allows.
Start browsing our upcoming eventsView Events
Browse through hundreds of industry events
Save and bookmark events you are interested in attending
Add your own events to share them with your Public Safety community
The R2 Learn
Resources to educate Entrepreneurs and First Responders on the unique challenges and opportunities in the public safety market.
Search for courses, customize your library or add a course.