· Ignite the Night,Presenters

NASA iTech's Ignite the Night SAN FRANCISCO Announces Presenters

What: Ignite the Night SAN FRANCISCO, a Virtual Event

When: May 13 from 2-4 p.m. EDT

Where: livestream.com/nasaitech and youtube.com/c/nasaitech

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

Innovators presenting (in alphabetic order):

AI Technologies & Systems - Milpitas, California

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

Gord LLC - Denver, Colorado

Gord Compression

HyPoint Inc. - Menlo Park, California

Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell System

OrbitsEdge - Titusville, Florida

OrbitsEdge SatFrame

Rapair Pty Ltd - Bagotville, Australia

Rapid Repair

Raytracer - Brisbane, Australia

Immersive Digital Twin: Human to Machine Remote Interaction

Torre Space and Power Systems - Sherwood, Arkansas

Magnetohydrodynamic Generator for Spacecraft Electrical Power Using Space Ionized Plasma

Western Sydney University - Sydney, Australia

Neuromorphic Vision Sensors for Space Sensing

The top innovator from Ignite the Night SAN FRANCISCO 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.

For information about the NASA iTech initiative, visit:


For information about NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, visit:


Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.

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