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Reef Starter Innovation Challenge


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Description:
The Reef Starter Innovation Challenge is intended to kickstart a broad array of commercial operations in low Earth orbit (LEO). This exciting new challenge from Orbital Reef is primarily geared towards startup organizations, at any stage of development or commercialization, though corporations of any size are welcome to respond.

Terrestrial end-use should be the primary focus of any proposed technology or business. Proposals focused on innovations for a space operations hub including assembly, refueling, and maintenance are welcome but are not the primary focus of this Challenge.

The online response form gives you the opportunity to tell Orbital Reef about the exciting innovations you think are possible for your technology with access to microgravity. Interested respondents must submit a response via the online response form prior to the submission deadline.

Reef Starter will invite up to twenty-five (25) highly rated respondents to participate in the Reef Starter Pitch Event to be held in November. At these sessions, respondents will pitch their technology to a broad array of Orbital Reef representatives from business development to science and more.

From the list of finalists, up to 3 presenters will be awarded up to $100,000. Reef Starter will also present Innovation Awards of up to $25,000 for innovative startups and research efforts at the pre-seed/concept stage that are ready to take their first step towards commercial development.


Application Deadline: 11/4/2022
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Participating Institution(s):
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TechConnect (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Food Science & Nutrition
Materials Science & Engineering
Media
Medical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physiology
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Innovation

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Page last updated 10/13/2022
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