Congratulations to Our 2018 "Ignite the Night" Winners
Early Stage Technology - Analytical Space, Inc.
Late Stage Technology - One Milo, Inc.
Honorable Mention - U.S. Air Force Academy, Laser and Optics Research Center
On April 17, 2018, for the first time ever, NASA iTech and the Space Foundation’s New Gen team joined forces to provide an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to an amazing panel of judges.
The inaugural "Ignite the Night" event, held at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provided top entrants the opportunity for a fast pitch to showcase their ideas to more than 200 movers and shakers in the space industry.
The event was proudly presented in collaboration with the Space Foundation with support by the Boeing Company, BWX Technologies, Inc., Cosmic Advanced Engineering Solutions, Lockheed Martin, and Space Camp.
About the winners
One Milo’s technology is a disruptive suite of medical diagnostics devices that each perform FDA-cleared rapid result tests on micro fluid samples of blood, urine or saliva providing the opportunity to self-perform doctor approved lab tests anytime and anywhere - with rapid result finger-prick blood and urine tests and companion smartphone app - all in a compact form factor.
Analytical Space is creating a network of in-orbit relays that utilize laser communication to simplify the process and increase the bandwidth of getting data from the satellite to the ground. This allows operators to increase the amount of data transmitted and reduce cost - all while using their existing hardware.