The U.S. Space Force’s Hyperspace Challenge is seeking problem sponsors/end-users with needs related to leveraging emerging technologies in autonomy and automation for the space domain. This program is open to all federal agencies.
The Hyperspace Challenge identifies and curates commercial innovations in response to your problem statement, and will execute in the fall of 2020. The overarching challenge statement is:
“How might we accelerate adoption of trusted autonomous solutions for space”?
Specifically, we’re looking for any government or industry users who have problems related to employing rapid experimentation in and for space and who have some influence on buying decisions or other incentives for startups. Industry problem sponsors should have an ultimate government end-user that would benefit from the proposed problem solution. Examples of potential problem statements include:
New solutions to build trust in autonomous technology:
Find information on the past two years’ programs, focused on geospatial data analytics and small satellite technologies, at www.hyperspacechallenge.com.
Want to see how new innovations in the commercial sector might apply to your work?
Contact Radley Serafico ([email protected]) by July 3rd, problem statements submitted after July 3rd will be considered based on available resources.
Call for Problem Sponsors – Government, Industry, and Beyond
As a Problem Sponsor, we ask that you work with our team to develop and submit a problem statement. You can see problem statements from the past two years at www.hyperspacechallenge.com. If selected, we identify, vet, and bring together companies with new technologies to work through your challenges. Below we have outlined the basic structure for participation in the program.
○ Write a one-page document describing your problem, to include supporting examples and representative datasets where possible. Presentation to Companies:
○ Prepare and attend a 1 to 1.5 hour webinar. The format is a facilitated discussion followed by a Q+A with listening companies.
○ Respond in writing to questions not addressed during the webinar or submitted afterwards.
○ Review and judge 4-8 company applications. ‘HyperAccelerator Week’:
○ We still require 2-3 days to be dedicated for your participation and collaboration during this time. Follow on:
There is an expectation that a Problem Sponsor will work to provide post-accelerator opportunities for startups that demonstrate the ability to provide a solution or make progress on a problem. Examples of post-accelerator opportunities for startups from past cohorts include:
Have an automation challenge your team is ready to explore? Contact Radley Serafico ([email protected]) by July 3rd, problem statements submitted after July 3rd will be considered based on available resources.