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2021 Cycle I - Virtual Event
Focus Areas: Autonomous Systems for Aeronautics, Electric Aircraft, Power Generation/Energy, Small Spacecraft Technology, Space-Age Packaging Solutions, and X-Factor Innovations
Winners: BlueSpace.ai Inc., Full Cycle Bioplastics, United Aircraft Technologies Inc.
2020 Cycle II - Virtual Event
Focus Areas: Power Generation/Energy, Integrated Photonics, Advanced Engineered Materials, Miniaturized Systems, and X-Factor Innovations
Winners: AutonomIQ, HyPoint Inc., Rapair Medical Devices
2020 Cycle I - Virtual Event
Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Biotechnology, System Autonomy, Advanced Manufacturing, and X-Factor Innovations
Winners: Amalgamated Vision, Mojo Vision, Otolith Labs
2019 Cycle II
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces – Las Cruces, NM
Focus Areas: Improve Energy Storage Density, Radiation – Protection, Mitigation, and Hardware, Power Efficient Technologies, Medical Breakthroughs, and X-Factor Innovations
Winners: Alertgy, Everix Inc., OXOS Medical Inc.
2019 Cycle I
Computer History Museum – Mountain View, CA
Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robotic Capabilities, Augmented and Virtual Reality Advancements, Flexible Materials, Force and Tactile Sensors, Intelligent Machines, X-Factor Innovations
Winners: Aris MD, Enduralock LLC, Momentus Inc.
2018 Cycle III
Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robotic Capabilities, Big Data and Data Mining, Medical Breakthroughs, Revolutionary Concepts for Communications, X-Factor Innovations
Winners: Analytical Space Inc., Lazarus 3D, One Milo Inc.
2018 Cycle II Energy
Citi Headquarters – New York City, NY
Focus Areas: Fuel Cells and Regenerative Fuel Cells, High-Energy Density Batteries and Supercapacitors, Innovative Power Management and Distribution, Small Fission Power Systems, Solar Power Systems, X-Factor Energy Innovations
Winners: iFeather, Stanford University, WBGlobalSemi Inc.
2018 Cycle I
Canon Headquarters – Melville, NY
Winners: FGC Plasma Solutions, Dimer UVC Innovations, Somatic Labs
2017 Cycle I
National Institute of Aerospace – Hampton, Virginia
Focus Areas: Autonomy, Big Data: Data Mining and Machine Learning, Medical Systems and Operations, Radiation Protection and Mitigation, X-Factor Innovation
Winners: Context AI, Omniboros, University of Houston
2016 Cycle I
NASA Headquarters – Washington, DC
Focus Areas: Crew Health – Medical Systems and Operations, Earth Sciences – High Resolution Measurements of Key Greenhouse Gases, Life Support Systems – Increase Oxygen Recovery, Propulsion – Energy Storage Recovery, Radiation – Protection and Mitigation
Winners: Aequor Inc., InnaMed Inc., Liberty BioSecurity LLC
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