The Pentagon has announced a new website dubbed “Innovation Pathways” that is aimed at allowing people to work more easily with the Department of Defense (DoD), “with a special focus on students, universities, and businesses.”

The website creates a pathway in which people can “search available DoD internships, grants, scholarships, and research opportunities,” DoD said.

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said the “Innovation Pathways website is one part of our on-going efforts to make it easier for those across the innovation ecosystem, including small businesses, new entrants to the defense markets, universities, and traditional defense suppliers, to find ways to collaborate with the DoD and each other.”

There are three primary pathways on the website – the first is for the academic community, the second is built for the commercial sector, and the last is “designed for military personnel and DoD Civilians.”

The website aims to be a “one-stop shop” that allows outside academic and professionals to access the plethora of government projects, and can “filter criteria based on their unique interests.”

DoD said it will “periodically update the Innovation Pathways website to be responsive to user needs and technology advances.”

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Jose Rascon is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.