Hyperspace Challenge is a business accelerator that forges valuable relationships between the government, startup, and university communities to accelerate innovation for the space domain.

2022 Call for Problem Sponsors

Hyperspace Challenge is seeking federal government innovators who have problem areas or pain-points related to space technology areas and would like to explore commercial solutions. We are curating accelerator topics now through April to craft our Fall 2022 accelerator program.

How might we accelerate adoption of trusted autonomous solutions for space?


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How it Works


July - August

Sign up for our webinar series by filling out our quick and easy form, and to start the conversation about your company's or university team's technology.

Be on hand to answer questions from our advisory committee.


Aug - Sept

Attend a series of webinars to learn about specific capabilities and iterate how you believe your technology could best be leveraged to build new capabilities for the government.

Submit your application in early September. You need to sign up for the webinars to receive the application details.



Invited startups and government innovators will come together to iterate on top concepts and explore opportunities for contracting and rapid acquisition.

Throughout the program you'll attend 1:1 meetings with government customers, while receiving support from experts coaching you through the ins and outs of working with government

Congratulations to our 2021 Hyperspace Challenge winners!

Access all of the pitches and see our winners!

Sponsors & Partners

Want to help advance innovation in space? Email [email protected] to sponsor our 2022 cohort.

Ready to Get Started?

Universities Program

Connect with commercial and federal networks for partnerships that last.

Startups Cohort

Collaborate with government innovators to develop your technology.


Hyperspace Challenge, launched in 2018, is a business accelerator fueled by the U.S. Space Force and Air Force Research Lab, in partnership with CNM Ingenuity, to support the Space Vehicles directorate and our U.S. government personnel everywhere.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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