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iTech Cycle 2 Process

  • All eligible white papers* submitted by April 7, 2017 were evaluated by a panel of experts organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. The top 25 potential solutions were announced May 4, 2017.

  • Semifinalist papers were reviewed further by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and the top 10 finalists were announced on June 1, 2017.

  • Representatives of those top 10 innovations participated in the NASA iTech Forum at the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia, July 10 - 14, 2017.** At the forum, innovators networked with leadership from NASA Headquarters and Centers from across the U.S. and the agency’s largest contractors as they were mentored to refine and sharpen their final presentations. The top three ideas of Cycle 2 were announced at the conclusion of the NASA iTech Forum.

* NASA iTech is open to U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents only.

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