RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Franklin Venture Partners to broaden its access and exposure to emerging technologies developed by startup companies across the United States. Through this new alliance, SAIC will have unique investment opportunities and access to commercial technologies that may directly benefit the company or could be delivered to its government customers.
“Through this new strategic partnership with Franklin Venture Partners, SAIC can deliver complex technical solutions quicker and leverage emerging technologies to solve specific problems for our customers,” said Josh Jackson, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s Solutions and Technology Group. “By tapping into the startup ecosystem, SAIC broadens its pool of alliances and resources while enabling government to be more agile in its ability to implement new technologies.”
As a technology integrator, SAIC’s formal relationship with Franklin Venture Partners, a specialized investment team within Franklin Templeton that invests in private investment opportunities, offers additional resources and increased visibility to a network of smaller, innovative companies to bring new technologies to government customers.
SAIC’s agreement with Franklin Venture Partners is the latest among several initiatives to increase its involvement with startup companies and accelerator programs. Recently, SAIC opened a new office space in Austin, Texas as part of the Capital Factory, and joined Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, a space-focused accelerator program with a U.S. Government and corporate participants. The company also participates in Catalyst Campus, a Colorado-based technology and innovation ecosystem where industry small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capital intersect with the aerospace and defense industry.
SAIC® is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.
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About Franklin Venture Partners
Franklin Venture Partners is a specialized investment team within Franklin Templeton, one of the world’s leading asset managers, based in San Mateo, California. Leveraging its Silicon Valley proximity and Franklin Templeton’s 70 years of experience evaluating and managing equity investments of all sizes, Franklin Venture Partners identifies and invests in mid-stage companies it believes are poised for transformative impacts across multiple industries.
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