APPLICATIONS OPENAPRIL 5 - APRIL 29, 2021
WHAT IS THE CATALYST COLLISION EVENT?
The Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV)-sponsored Catalyst Accelerator will host a 4-day pitch event where 24 startups and small businesses (8 from the current cohort companies) will have the opportunity to present to Government tech scouts their innovative, dual-use (government & commercial), space or space-related technologies, ideally with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4 or higher (see levels outlined HERE). On the final day of the event, the 24 companies will participate in a Tech Gallery event where each will showcase their technology for Government tech scouts and leaders in the Space Community.
June 22-25, 2021
The Catalyst Accelerator team is looking for startups and small businesses that have innovative space or space-related technologies to pitch to Government tech scouts during the Catalyst Collision Event. Ideally, but not exclusively, companies will be under 5 years old with less than 70 employees.
All innovative space or space-related technologies will be considered for pitching. However, ideal applicants will have technologies with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4 or higher and will already have a strong commercial focus with patents in place or applied for. Technologies of most interest align with the SpaceWERX Space Prime initiative. These technology sectors are listed below. Companies with space-based technologies that fall outside of these categories are still encouraged to apply. We don’t know what we don’t know! All unique, innovative space technologies will be considered!
Pitch Theme Areas:
- Hybrid Data Movement
- On-Orbit Advanced Repair
- Advanced Space Maneuver
- Orbital Refueling & Manufacturing
- Orbital Debris Remediation
- Space-Based Cyber Security
April 29, 2021
Application must be submitted by April 29th at 8:00 AM MT
May 11, 2021
Applicants Selected to Pitch
Applicants selected to pitch will be notified by email prior to May 11th.
June 16, 2021
Selected companies will receive assistance from Catalyst Collision’s partner organization, SBDC Kansas in developing the documents necessary for pitching
- QUAD Chart
- Information paper
- Poster board
- Pitch Deck
All final copies of documents must be completed and submitted NO LATER THAN June 16th at 8:00 AM MT
June 22-24, 2021
Pitching companies will attend the Catalyst Collision event virtually to pitch at their specified time on June 22-24.
June 25, 2021
Open to the public. All companies will be available at their booths on June 25th from 9am – 1pm MT.
July 7, 2021
Companies will submit final versions of their documents to be sent to Government tech scouts. All documents must be submitted no later than July 7th, 2021.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, Apr 05, 2021 — The Catalyst Accelerator announces its virtual Catalyst Collision Event on June 22-25, 2021. Sponsored by Air Force Research