WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA iTech has selected 25 of the most promising ideas submitted by innovators across the U.S. as semifinalists in Cycle 3.
NASA’s iTech is an initiative by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to find innovative ideas that address important problems here on Earth and also hold great potential to overcome critical technology hurdles in future space exploration. Those ideas may come from small or large businesses, academia, and other government organizations that may not have previously had a forum to present their solutions to NASA leadership or their industry partners.
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Expanding on the success of the first NASA iTech Forum held last December, the second cycle of the NASA iTech initiative opens today with a call for white papers summarizing ideas that may fill gaps in areas identified by NASA as having a critical impact on future space exploration.
The call for five-page white papers is the first phase of NASA iTech Cycle 2, part of a yearlong collaborative effort to find and foster innovative solutions from small and large businesses, universities, non-profits, U.S. government organizations outside of NASA and undiscovered inventors.