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2020 Cycle II Semifinalists

Semifinalists (in alphabetic order):

AI Technologies & Systems – Milpitas, California

Technological Advancements in (IoT and Edge) Nanosystems to Enable Smaller Components thereby Decreasing Size and Mass

AirFish – Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia


ATP-MD LLC – Salisbury, Maryland

Combined Remediation Biomass and Bio-Product Production (CRBBP) Process

AutonomIQ – San Jose, California

AutonomIQ Autonomous Automation

Blue Eye Soft– Greer, South Carolina


Firehawk Aerospace – Washington, District of Columbia

Firehawk Aerospace 3D Ultra Hybrid Engine

Gord LLC – Denver, Colorado

Gord Compression

HERO Medical – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

The HERO Head Bandage with Sensor Technology: A Gamechanger in Assessment and Monitoring Head Injury

HyPoint Inc. – Menlo Park, California

Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell System

LVX System – Cape Canaveral, Florida

Visible Light Communication

Winner of Ignite the Night AUSTIN

MACLEC Technical Project Laboratory Pvt Ltd – New Delhi, India

SHK Turbines

Marie Inc. – Crofton, Maryland

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Nanoprecise Sci Corporation – Edmonton, Canada


Ommo Technologies Inc. – Dallas, Texas


OrbitsEdge – Titusville, Florida

OrbitsEdge SatFrame

organicNANO – Monroe, Louisiana

Antimicrobial/Viral 3D Printer Filament for Device Manufacturing

Winner Ignite the Night, a Virtual Event

Pegasus Imagery – Edmonton International Airport, Canada

Long Range Remotely Piloted Aircraft with Active Detect-and-Avoid technology for BVLOS operations

Qntfy – Arlington, Virginia


Rapair Medical Devices – Bagotville, Australia

Rapid Repair

Winner of Ignite the Night SAN FRANCISCO

Raytracer – Brisbane, Australia

Immersive Digital Twin: Human to machine remote interaction

Spira – San Pedro, California

Genetically Engineering Spirulina Algae

Stofiel Aerospace – St. Louis, Missouri

Positive Structural Molding

Winner of Ignite the Night Chicago

The CleanBlock LLC – Orlando, Florida

The CleanBlock

ThermOptical Cooling Technologies – Fargo, North Dakota

Ultrafast Laser Functionalized Nano Surfaces for Thermal Management of Electronics

WeavAir – Toronto, Canada


Western Sydney University – Sydney, Australia

Neuromorphic Vision Sensors for Space Sensing

NASA subject matter experts will further review the semifinalists based on their relevance, likelihood of success, and potential Earth- and space-bound applications to select ten finalists.

Finalists will be invited to present their ideas to NASA leadership, space industry leaders, and potential investors at the 2020 NASA iTech Cycle II Forum, a virtual event, to be held on Oct. 15-16, 2020, at https://livestream.com/nasaitech.

About NASA iTech

NASA iTech is a yearlong effort to find innovative ideas that address challenges and will fill gaps in five critical areas identified by NASA as having a potential impact on future exploration. NASA iTech is an initiative by the Space Technology Mission Directorate and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Hampton, Virginia.

To learn more about NASA iTech, visit: www.nasaitech.org

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