Businesses Program

 

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

 

Welcome to the Hyperspace Challenge
for Businesses!

The Hyperspace Challenge is a business accelerator created by the Air Force Research Lab to accelerate innovation in the U.S. Space Force.

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

The accelerator connects business teams to government innovators to strengthen the exchange of innovation between businesses and government agencies.  

If your business is developing technology that could have an application in space, Hyperspace Challenge will help you: 

  • Explore your research’s application to government needs
  • Plan future research with government missions in mind
  • Collaborate directly with government innovators
  • Gain insights into the government contracting process
  • Build a government network for your team and institution 
  • Gain insights into the commercial sector

Hear business alumni explain how Hyperspace Challenge helped them

“I think that the Hyperspace Challenge laid the groundwork for what we currently are focused on, what our mission and vision is.”

  Devaki Raj, CEO & Founder
  CrowdAI

How Hyperspace Challenge Works

Many technologies beyond the traditional space and aerospace domains will be needed as our journey into space advances. Hyperspace Challenge engages those technologies from a wide spectrum of sectors.

See the government mission needs we are tackling in 2021!

Mission Needs Page

We hold Discovery Sessions, beginning  August  through early September, where government innovators from multiple agencies share their mission needs and fulfillment challenges. We require participation in these online sessions prior to cohort application, so your team can determine if your technology can provide a solution (and how it might need to develop) before you commit to applying for the cohort program. 

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September: Accelerator Application 

Upon completion of the Discovery Sessions, you can apply to the accelerator’s annual cohort, running from early October through early December.

The 2021 cohort application deadline was September 8.

October/November: Accelerator Program

Once you’ve been accepted to the accelerator you’ll work with government innovators to iterate your concept and explore real opportunities for contracting and rapid acquisition. You will meet with government customers 1:1, learn how the procurement process works, and what you can do to increase your opportunities for government contracts.

December: Pitch Day Event

The program culminates in the Space Startup Summit, a Pitch Day event, where cohort participants will present their proposed solutions to government innovators, customers and officials.

Key 2021 Dates:

July 20: Discovery Sessions Registration Opens 

September 8: 2021 Cohort Application Period Closes (@ Midnight Mountain Time)

October 4: Accelerator Program Commences

December 2: 2021 Space Startup Summit/Pitch Day Event

Learn More about the program

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.

Read About Past Government Mission Needs Here

Contact contact@hyperspacechallenge.com for more information.

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ABOUT

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 contact@hyperspacechallenge.com for more information.