What is our Mission?

Support research, development and technology based opportunities for economic growth in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania.

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



SMART Initiative at a Glance

During the past eight years, SMART and its predecessors have succeeded in  attracting federal R&D funding for the regional technical community. Through its comprehensive and expert panel of Technology Cluster Groups, SMART can assist YOUR organization in developing opportunities to partner or collaborate with the technical community.

Integration of regional S & T initiatives including events projects and meetings involving:

  • SMART Congressional Caucus – 41 Representatives from DE, MD, NJ, & PA.
  • 8 Senators • 20 + Federal HQ Agencies (DC).
  • States’ Executive and Legislative Branches.
  • Collective Regional technology community facilitated by SMART, a 501(C)3 organization – Academia, Industry, Government Field Agencies/Labs and support organizations.

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The four states have signed an MOA that promotes the S & T vision for the region. They have held four Lt. Governors and Secretaries of Commerce meetings supporting SMART initiatives since December 2003.


Technology Groups

Missions accomplished though activities of technology based cluster groups:

  • Agriculture/Life Sciences
  • Defense
  • Economic Development
  • Education/Workforce
  • Energy/Environment
  • HLS/Fire & EMS
  • International Collaboration
  • IT/Communication
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Nanotech/Materials/Composites
  • Transportation
  • Unmanned Systems & Robotics


Group activities in support of SMART Mission:

  • Technology Initiatives, Thrusts, Studies, Policy
  • Technology Support
  • Facilitation of Collaborative Projects
  • Education, Issue Studies, Assessments
    of Selected Technology Issues
  • Training & Awareness to Support
    Technology Opportunities