NASA iTech selected 10 entrepreneurs with technical solutions that address challenges on Earth and also have potential space applications to present at NASA iTech’s virtual Ignite the Night. These 10 presenters have the opportunity to showcase their technology’s abilities to NASA’s Center Chief Technologist, investors and industry members. NASA iTech’s virtual Ignite the Night will take place online on Wednesday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Innovators presenting (in alphabetic order): Aris MD from Edmonton, Canada; Dimer UVC Innovations from Los Angeles, California; iFirst Medical Technologies, Inc. from Honolulu, Hawaii; Marie, Inc. from Crofton, Maryland; One Milo from Miami, Florida; organic NANO from Monroe, Louisiana; Patientory Inc. from Atlanta, Georgia; Qntfy from Arlington, Virginia; Steelhead Composites from Morrison, Colorado; and Tevosol from Houston, Texas.

“NASA iTech continues to be a catalyst for the government, small businesses and industry investors by finding ways, even if it’s virtual, to connect some of the most innovative entrepreneurs developing technologies that are impacting everyday lives ” said Kira Blackwell, NASA iTech program executive in the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “During this challenging time, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurs are continuing to provide cutting-edge solutions all across the world.”

The top innovator from Ignite the Night earns a position as one of the 25 semifinalists for the current cycle. As a semifinalist, their technology will be evaluated and has a chance to be selected as one of the top 10 finalists to present at the 2020 NASA iTech Cycle II Forum in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

NASA iTech is an initiative by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and is managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Hampton, Virginia.

For information about the NASA iTech initiative, visit:

www.nasaitech.org

For information about NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, visit:

www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/home