Innovators Found. Meet Our Alumni.
Meet our amazing alumni who are truly changing the world, across many different verticals.
Founder and CEO
Chief Operating Officer
La Jolla, CA
Ateios Inc., has developed a platform technology based on a nano-composite ink to develop the first printable, stretchable battery that can be printed at a low cost enabling ubiquitous and conformal electronics.
Co-Founder and CEO
Atomos Nuclear and Space is developing a fission power system for high-power space applications, pioneering the commercialization of nuclear technologies for space exploration and development through a robust business model.
Environment and Energy Benefit Co.
West Sacramento, CA
Environment and Energy Benefit Co., is a developing a novel class of fuels generally described as alkyl alkoxyalkanoates.
iFeather invented a transparent insulating film to significantly improve energy efficiency. The film can be manufactured in-situ, allowing NASA or others to bring a miniature "factory" aboard a space flight and make as much area of the aerogel as needed.
Graduate Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University is focusing on lightweight monolithic microcell concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power systems in space.
President and CEO
Department of Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan / Unified Solar Corporation
Ann Arbor, MI
The University of Michigan Unified Solar Corporation Collaboration is developing photovoltaic cell-level power balancing using intrinsic energy storage for high-efficiency, high-reliability solar power.
V-Glass is developing affordable vacuum insulating glass, a flat and transparent thermos bottle for windows. It uses a flexible aluminum seal cold-welded directly to glass for an elegant, minimalist design, just ¼ inch thick.
Vice President of Marketing
Silicon Valley, CA
WBGlobalSemi Inc., is developing a new class of high power, wide band gap silicon carbide bi‐polar junction transistors (BJTs) and power modules for use in high power industrial applications such as aerospace, main grid, micro-grid, traction and the military.
Chief Technology Officer
Dimer UVC Innovations
Los Angeles, CA
Dimer UVC Innovations has created a germicidal UVC-emitting robot, offering a turnkey solution for infection prevention and emergency preparedness in air travel and for other industries.
Felipe Gomez del Campo
FGC Plasma Solutions
FGC Plasma Solutions is developing a plasma-based control system which enables a clean, compact, low emissions combustor for future jet engines. The technical progress made on this work through a Phase I SBIR contract has led to collaboration with a major engine manufacturer for their Phase II SBIR proposal.
H2 Energy Now
H2 Energy Now is developing technology that utilizes electromagnetism to separate the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Hydrogen is a perfect energy storage medium and when recombined in a fuel cell, electricity and water are the outputs. Water is a perfect solution for energy storage in space using solar energy.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has developed an augmented window technology to mimic traditional travel experiences, while mitigating psychological issues that passengers may have with enclosed transportation systems, and layering their visual experience with information and entertainment.
iFirst Medical Technologies
The iFirst in vitro diagnostics platform helps save lives by pushing critical patient information from the field to the treating facility, reducing treatment times, and facilitating precision medicine
New Frontier Aerospace
New Frontier Space is developing affordable, powered recovery for small launch vehicles, and more speed for drone customers. By enabling rockets to land like drones, they can reduce launch costs.
Rice Technology LLC
Rice Technology LLC is creating a smart, real-time, multipurpose sensor with the capability to detect phosphorus, bacteria, viruses, and total dissolved and suspended solids in real-time. It can behave as a “canary in the coal mine,” enabling rapid response to process failure in water treatment systems.
Somatic Labs is creating tactile interfaces for augmented reality to enhance communication — a haptic platform that delivers information to you through rich tactile patterns to make information more accessible and intuitive.
Mountain View, CA
Audacy is creating a seamless and on-demand satellite communications architecture, dramatically improving satellite communications infrastructure by deploying a highly multi-user commercial space relay network to efficiently allocate spectrum.
Bitome Inc., makes a non-invasive monitor for body hydration based on clinical MRI, in order to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures.
Santa Clara, CA
Context AI is creating diagnostic digital biomarkers for assisted medical decision making, including a wearable biosensor array that turns the body’s vibrations, sounds and bioelectric impulses into actionable intelligence to identify heart problems at very early stages.
Naval Postgraduate School
The Naval Postgraduate School is automating and optimizing the mission operations component for small satellite constellations that number in the hundreds or thousands.
Omniboros (now ACTIV Surgical) is creating an advanced platform for surgeon-supervised intelligent autonomous robotic surgery, which reduces human error and eliminates complications during minimally invasive procedures.
Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company
QuantumStack is building and operating a decentralized global computer exchange on the scale of the Bitcoin network, suitable to provide efficient petaflop or greater resources.
University of Houston
The University of Houston is working to build biologically-inspired adaptive anti-icing surfaces. These adaptive surfaces perform normally at ambient temperatures but become an anti-icing surface when exposed to extreme cold.
Chief Scientific Officer
Senior Project Manager
Airbus DS Space Systems
Airbus DS Space Systems MAPT Team's new radiation monitoring technology combines the advantages of currently available dosimeter and spectrometer technologies into one compact device.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University is building a broadband harmonic MIMO radar with opportunistic channel fading, angle-of-arrival (AoA) estimation and naïve beamforming [6, 7] on a free-moving vest to perform RF body imaging with below millimeter and 0.1s resolution.
Las Vegas, NV
Fiplate Inc., is developing a technology to drive tissue regeneration after radiological and acute trauma in space, a countermeasure for radiation damage in space.
InnaMed Inc.'s "Sensing Blood" testing device can run a complete blood count, is fully portable and is capable of performing diagnostic functions with six droplets of blood and 93 percent accuracy, transmitting data in approximately five minutes.
Liberty Biosecurity LLC
Liberty Biosecurity LLC is developing TMSMs — molecules to safely protect against DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation in space.
Senior Materials Engineer
Oceanit Laboratories Inc.
Director of Artificial Intelligence
Oceanit Laboratories Inc., is working to construct and codify the Noetic Mathematical Engine (NoME) to function as a virtual medical staff (Autonomous System).
Pak Kin Wong
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery
SLIPS Lab Team
State College, PA
A zero-power, biochemical analysis platform for health monitoring, this Pennsylvania State University project will develop a versatile biochemical analysis platform, SLIPS-LAB, which is reusable, reconfigurable and ultra-sensitive, using zero-power consumption.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate
National Institute of Aerospace
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