Together, we can go further.
NASA iTech searches for and identifies advancements in technologies, NOT already funded by NASA, that are solving problems on Earth and have the potential to address existing challenges to enable NASA missions.
Join an elite group of inventors and entrepreneurs who have participated in this program. We're now looking for innovations ranging from AI, VR, robotics, medical breakthroughs, flexible materials, and any technology you feel NASA must know about.
Investors are a key part of the NASA iTech program. From being involved in evaluations and events, to getting some of the best deal-flow you'd ever imagine, if you are an investor we invite you to connect with us to learn how to get involved.
From aerospace to biotech, electronics manufacturers and more, we invite industry leaders to work with us. You will meet the most promising innovators out there. Our industry participants have sourced new partnerships and investments via NASA iTech.
Innovators from around the U.S. apply to participate each year. A cycle has specific focus areas such as artificial intelligence, medical innovations and more.
NASA iTech Forum
Ten are selected to present at a NASA iTech forum. At the forums, innovators learn, practice, present, and spend time with NASA's Center Chief Technologists and subject matter experts, investors, and industry leaders.
Meet Our Alumni
NASA iTech provides a platform for NASA’s Center Chief Technologists to vet the start-up companies’ technologies for their space application, and volunteer investors and external Subject Matter Experts to vet the technologies for their commercial market viability.
Meet our recent winners below, and more of our alumni.
Santa Clara, CA
BlueSpace.ai – autonomous vehicle software
Full Cycle Bioplastics
San Jose, CA
New Technology for Space-Age Packaging
United Aircraft Technologies Inc.
Troy, New York
Sensor Network, AI, and Augmented Reality for Isolating Wiring Faults
"Although public space agencies like NASA and major aerospace companies worldwide continue to be the driving forces behind humanity’s journey to Mars, an increasing number of startups…are jumping in to provide critical supporting technologies.
When we do finally put a person on Mars, don’t be surprised if many of the machines and devices that make it possible are stamped with company names and logos you’ve never heard of. Just as it takes hundreds of companies of all sizes to create and maintain our physical infrastructure here on Earth, so too will it take many ideas and many voices to build infrastructure on Mars that supports exploration and, ultimately, habitation."
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