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3 technology focus areas.

10 finalists.

$1,000,000 prize pool.

What is the Entrepreneurs Challenge?

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has partnered with the global aerospace hub, Starburst, to create a program to engage entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs Challenge will identify individuals and promising commercial companies working on technology that will advance the state-of-the-art in three broadly defined technology focus areas. 


For the inaugural Entrepreneurs Challenge the three technology focus areas are:

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Physics-based transfer learning and artificial intelligence

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Advanced mass spectrometry 

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Quantum sensors


Applications Close

June 26th, 2020 (Midnight PDT)

Evaluation Complete

July 17th, 2020 

Ask Me Anything #2

June 23rd, 2020 

Ask Me Anything #1

June 16th, 2020 

Announcement / Solicitation Release

June 3rd, 2020 

Evaluation Begins

June 29th, 2020 

Virtual Pitch Event

July 29th, 2020 

Innovation Opportunity Conference

October 22nd, 2020





The Entrepreneurs Challenge is a NASA innovation program.

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