Winning Pitches by Startup and University Cohort Finalists Address Key U.S. Space Force Needs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.Dec. 2, 2021 – Hyperspace Challenge, a business accelerator run by the Air Force Research Laboratory and CNM Ingenuity as part of the U.S. Space Force’s new SpaceWERX program, announced today the six winners of its 2021 cohort. Three winners hailed from the accelerator’s startup group, which included 13 companies, and three winners represented its universities group, which included 11 academic teams. Both groups were tasked with developing technology that can be applied to or solve problems in the space domain. The 2021 winners are: Startup Winners University Winners Texas State University was also voted Crowd Favorite by Hyperspace Summit participants for bringing the most exciting new innovation to space. Each group of winners was awarded $25,000 (first place), $15,000 (second place), and $10,000 (third place), to expedite follow-on activities related to establishing government acquisition or contracting opportunities. The winners were part of the Hyperspace Challenge’s accelerator cohort that began in September. The winning pitches culminated two months of direct collaboration between the cohort finalists and government agencies to help advance specific government missions, and laid the groundwork for ongoing partnership to explore the potential development of the winning technologies into a working solution for the government. More information about the accelerator and this year’s program can be found at About Hyperspace Challenge
The Hyperspace Challenge was created in 2018 by the Air Force and CNM Ingenuity, the enterprise arm of Central New Mexico Community College, to accelerate collaboration among startups, university research teams and the government, and shift space innovation into hyperdrive. The accelerator, which is now directed by CNM Ingenuity in conjunction with the new U.S. Space Force, runs annually, and cultivates networks in an innovation ecosystem prioritizing connection and community over bureaucracy. To date, the accelerator has supported 37 small businesses and universities from across the U.S. and abroad. More information about the university program can be found at
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