• Presenters

    Listed in alphabetical order

    Airblock Technologies Corporation

    Distributed Data Ledger Network for Aeronautics' Supply Chains

    AVIMECH Inc.

    Helicopters and Drones Renewable Energy



    Lithium Fire Guard

    Lithium Fire Guard PG-100 + EVAS


    Autonomous Systems for Aviation Ground Handling

    Orbital Traction LP

    Compact Advanced Hybrid Power System

    RunSafe Security Inc.




    Target Arm Inc.

    Autonomous Drone Launch and Recovery from an Airborne Aircraft (Host Aircraft for Parasite)

    United Aircraft Technologies Inc.

    Sensor Network, AI, and Augmented Reality for Isolating Wiring Faults

  • Keynote Speaker: Parimal Kopardekar

    Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). In that capacity, he is responsible for exploring new trends, collaborations and partnership needs related to aviation enterprise. He also serves as NASA's senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems and principal investigator for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project.

  • Guest Speaker: Martin Waszak

    Marty is the Deputy Project Manager of Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project in NASA’s Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program currently serving a temporary assignment in the NASA Office of Chief Technologist. Prior to that he was the Langley Deputy Center Chief Technologist responsible for supporting the center’s efforts concerning technology policy, coordinating and tracking technology investments, and fostering and sustaining an innovative NASA culture. He managed the Center’s IRAD and Center Innovation Fund investments and served as an advisor for numerous initiatives associated with early-stage technologies. He also co-led an Agency-wide team to identify and recommend ways to mitigate barriers to innovation at NASA. Earlier in his career Marty was involved in research and development associated with the dynamics and control of advanced aeroelastic vehicles including micro aerial vehicles, supersonic transports, and highly agile aircraft.

  • Meet the Judges:

    Zach Ellis

    Managing Director

    HTX Impact Fund

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    Aaron Greenwald

    Principal and Corporate Strategy


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    Nancy Mendonca

    Deputy, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Mission Integration Office (AMIO)

    NASA Headquarters

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    Harry Partridge

    Center Chief Technologist

    NASA's Ames Research Center

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    Kurt Sacksteder 

    Center Chief Technologist

    NASA's Glenn Research Center

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    Peter Shannon

    Founder and Managing Director

    Radius Capital

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    David Voracek

    Center Chief Technologist

    NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center

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    Mark Walker

    Managing Director

    Weild & Co.

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    Sherman Williams II

    Managing Partner

    Academy Investor Network

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    Julie Williams-Byrd

    Deputy Chief Technologist

    NASA's Langley Research Center

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