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Catalyst Program 

Connect with investors, NASA SMEs, and other government funders and position your startup or small business for success.

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Welcome to the SBIR Ignite Catalyst Program!
General Admission Tickets Available Now

The NASA Hybrid Electric Power for Drones Event

June 15    |     2023 AIAA Aviation Forum / San Diego, CA 


With growing demand for sustainable aviation, the need is urgent to develop primary power plants that can deliver high performance while minimizing environmental impact. This event is geared to founders with technology that can potentially fuel the next avionic evolution!

The NASA Low Earth Orbit Economies Event

June 29   |   Culver City or Los Angeles, CA 

Creating a robust LEO economy depends on bringing many new businesses and people to space, and creating technology that allows us to stay there. This event will focus on founders building affordable LEO transportation, lunar mining/mineral processing, in-space manufacturing, and active debris removal.

All applicants can join general admission sessions (please register above!), including expert panel discussions and networking events. We have have a 75-people capacity for in-person. Join us in person or on Zoom!

Ten applicants at each event will be selected (applications are now closed for this) to talk about their technology one-on-one at the event with NASA subject matter experts, venture investors, government officials, regulatory experts, and communications and marketing strategists. 


If you have further questions or inquiries reach out to

Learn more about NASA's SBIR Ignite funding opportunities and full program here.

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