2021 NASA iTech Cycle I Finalists Announced
NASA iTech has selected ten finalists to present their inventive technologies at the 2021 Cycle I Forum. The virtual forum will be live streamed May 27 from 2-5 p.m. EDT.
NASA iTech reaches beyond traditional government partners, soliciting ideas from commercialization-focused companies whose innovations could benefit NASA’s missions or strategic priorities. The forum connects innovators with NASA chief technologists, industry experts, and investors who could potentially invest in the cutting-edge technologies to help propel them to market.
The 2021 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum is the pinnacle event of the current NASA iTech cycle, which also included three Ignite the Night events within the past year. This cycle sought technologies for more than a dozen focus areas and had entries from companies based in 32 states.“
We are looking forward to seeing these entrepreneurs present technologies they hope will improve our world and help NASA push the boundaries of space exploration,” said NASA iTech’s Program Manager Maxwell Briggs. “These innovations could make us smarter, safer, healthier, more efficient, and more sustainable – whether we are living and working from our homes, offices, or even a spacecraft.”
The top 10 2021 NASA iTech Cycle I finalists are (in alphabetical order):
NASA will recognize the top three teams at the end of the forum’s program during a nonmonetary awards ceremony.NASA iTech is an initiative by the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia.
RSVP to attend the 2021 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum virtual event at: https://www.nasaitech.org