Since 2014, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, and Boeing have funded an annual Technology in Space Prize. The prize is open to startups that participate in a MassChallenge program and provides an opportunity to utilize the ISS National Lab to conduct innovative research and technology development (R&D).
The Technology in Space Prize provides startups with grant funding, operational and science support for spaceflight projects, and the use of ISS National Lab-allocated upmass, downmass, and crew time. Results from space-based R&D have led to improvements in startup technology and access to new capital.
This solicitation will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested investigators must first complete and submit for review a Step 1: Concept Summary.
Step 1: Concept Summary Submission
- Concept Summaries Due: August 23, 2023
The Concept Summary submission period has closed. CASIS will notify all offerors of the review results of their Step 1: Concept Summary.
Step 2.1: Download Proposal Instructions (INVITATION ONLY)
- Step 2: Full Proposal Due Date: October 30, 2023
Step 2.2: Full Proposal Submission (INVITATION ONLY)
If you were invited to submit a Step 2: Full Proposal, submit your name and email address below and press the “Submit” button to go to the proposal submission page. Please convert your document to a PDF prior to uploading.
Thank you for your interest in conducting research through the ISS National Lab. For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact info@ISSNationalLab.org and reference Technology in Space Prize in the subject line.
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