· Ignite the Night,Presenters

NASA iTech's Ignite the Night AUSTIN Announces Presenters

What: Ignite the Night AUSTIN, a NASA iTech Event

When: March 15 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Capital Factory | 701 Brazos Street | 8th Floor, Captain America

Ignite the Night AUSTIN 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 AUSTIN focus areas include Power Generation/Energy, Integrated Photonics, Advanced Engineered Materials, Miniaturized Systems, and X-Factor Innovations.

Innovators presenting (in alphabetic order):

ATP-MD LLC – Salisbury, Maryland

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

AutonomIQ – San Jose, California

AutonomIQ Autonomous Automation

Firehawk Aerospace – Washington, D.C.

Firehawk Aerospace 3D Ultra Hybrid Engine

LVX System – Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Visible Light Communication

Maclec Technical Project Laboratory Pvt Ltd – New Delhi, India

SHK Turbines

Nanoprecise Sci Corporation – Edmonton, Canada


Neural Nutrition Inc. – Spruce Grove, Canada

Bone and Joint Formula, L-Arginine Formula, NASA Performance Drink

Ommo Technologies Inc. – Dallas, Texas

Orbit, Permanent Magnet-based Precision 6DOF Tracking

Spira – San Pedro, California

Genetically Engineering Spirulina Algae

The top innovator from Ignite the Night AUSTIN 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 II Forum in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

NASA iTech is an initiative by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate and is managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Hampton, Virginia.

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Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.

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