NASA iTech's Ignite the Night CHICAGO Announces Presenters
When: Nov. 14 from 6–9 p.m. CST
Where: TechNexus Venture Collaborative | 20 N. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite #1200
Ignite the Night CHICAGO offers area entrepreneurs an opportunity to present a technology that is solving a real-world problem and might also address a similar challenge with NASA's Moon to Mars mission.
Ignite the Night CHICAGO focus areas include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Biotechnology, System Autonomy, Advanced Manufacturing, and X-Factor Innovations.
Advanced Ionics – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hydrogen for Industrial Materials Production
Energetically PBC – Short Hills, New Jersey
Froberg Aerospace LLC – Champaign, Illinois
Multimode Micro Propulsion
NiveauUp Inc. – Chicago, Illinois
eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) Batteries
Noland Industries – Chicago, Illinois
ELFRAM Electricity from Artificial Material
Orbital Transports Inc. – Chicago, Illinois
Payload Return for SmallSat Missions
ParaNetics Inc. – San Diego, California
ParaNetic Ion Propulsion Drive
Stofiel Aerospace – St. Louis, Missouri
Positive Structural Molding
Xenesis – Lisle, Illinois
Software Defined Optical Comms
The top Innovator from Ignite the Night CHICAGO earns a position as one of the 25 Semifinalists for the current cycle. As a semifinalist, their technology will be evaluated and has a chance to be selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists to present at the 2020 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum in Kansas City, Missouri.
For information about the NASA iTech initiative, visit:
For information about NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, visit:
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.