Apply Now! Catalyst Accelerator: Data Fusion Cohort

Cohort Begins: January 7, 2020
Cohort Ends: April 3, 2020

The Catalyst Accelerator is seeking small businesses and startups with commercially viable data analytics to address the Air Force’s and Department of Defense’s needs in space situational awareness. We are seeking approaches to analyze or fuse existing data containing space object positions and signal levels (in the optical, radar, RF, IR, or other) as a function of time, along with any other freely available data or metadata (e.g., weather, astronomical data, published satellite data). The data analytics would provide relevant space object characteristics such as, but not limited to: assured object identification, object taxonomy, pattern of life behavior analysis, identification and prediction of collaborative behaviors, and detection of changes in activity, behavior, health, etc. Techniques should be prepared to address data sets that are sparse, irregular, and of disparate phenomenologies, representing objects in any earth-centric or cis-lunar orbit. Because of the disparate nature of potential SSA data sources, we are also seeking validation and trust techniques capable of identifying bad data, faulty sensors, mistagged objects, other outliers, and techniques to assess datasets and make recommendations for further collection.

A Different Kind of Accelerator

The AFRL/RV sponsored Catalyst Space Accelerator is a defense and national security industry accelerator, headquartered on the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation is a collaborative ecosystem where industry, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capital intersect with Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry to create community, spark innovation and stimulate business growth.

Our program offers a semi-residential 12-week program for second stage businesses. We provide office space, investment, Air Force liaisons, subject matter experts, a collaborative ecosystem and resources necessary to nurture the next level of innovation.

Unique Customer Discovery

The Accelerator’s mission is to promote technology advancement for the warfighter and guide technology transfer from the government to the commercial market and vice versa.

Our program is unique among accelerator programs due to its co-location in Colorado Springs with Air Force Space Command. The Catalyst Space Accelerator connect participating companies with uses and potential customers from these military installations in order to significantly reduce the customer discovery process from two years in the typical government market to less than three months.

Partnerships & Sponsorships

Partnerships with Catalyst Space Accelerator take many forms, from commercial sherpas who adopt a cohort company throughout the Accelerator, to subject matter experts and mentors, who provide guidance to the entire group through short-term engagements. Contact us to become a partner member of the Catalyst Space Accelerator.

Sponsorships are an excellent way to get exposure while showing your support for the Accelerator. There are several levels of sponsorship available, each providing opportunities to be included on print and promotional materials, host events, and mentioned alongside the Accelerator in audiences of high-level public and private decision makers.