RELEASE 04-03-2019: A iTech’s Ignite the Night COLORADO SPRINGS Announces Presenters

What: Ignite the Night COLORADO SPRINGS, a NASA iTech event, at the 35th Space Symposium

When: April 10th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm MDT

Where: The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ignite the Night COLORADO SPRINGS offers area entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch 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 COLORADO SPRINGS focus areas include Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robotic Capabilities, Intelligent Machines, Force and Tactile Sensors, Augmented and Virtual Reality Advancements, Flexible Materials, and X-Factor Innovations.

Innovators presenting at Ignite the Night COLORADO SPRINGS (in alphabetic order):

Atlas Power Generation, Inc. – Mission, Canada
Grid Scale Energy Storage with Ultracapacitors and Deflection Conversion Technology

Baker Street Scientific (BakerSCI) – Rome, Georgia
Elemental Data Behavior Discovery (EDBD) 

Exodus Space Corporation – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
AstroClipper – Transforming Access to Space

Ion Power Group, LLC – Navarre, Florida
A Better Way for NASA to Produce Electricity on Earth, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Titan, Triton and Pluto

Klepsydra Robotics GmbH – Zurich, Switzerland
High Performance Edge Data Processing Software Toolkit for Autonomous Embedded Systems 

Nu Promethean Technologies, Inc. – Longmont, Colorado
Nu Promethean

Oxford Space Systems – Harwell, United Kingdom
Novel ‘Pre-Shaped’ Deployable Parabolic Reflectors

Physia – Aurora, Colorado
Physia Smart Garment

Steelhead Composites – Golden, Colorado
Piston Combined Propellant/Pressurant Vessel

Stress Engineering Services, Inc. – Houston, Texas
Semi-Autonomous Robotic Surgery for Remote Environments

The top Innovator from Ignite the Night COLORADO SPRINGS earns a position as one of the 25 Semifinalists for the current cycle where their technology will be evaluated and has a chance to be selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists to present at the 2019 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum in Pasadena, California.

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

For information about the NASA iTech initiative, visit:
www.nasaitech.com

For information about NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, visit:
www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/home

Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.
757-636-6300
sherwood@nianet.org