Aviation Batteries Speed Investment Networking - NASA SBIR Ignite Catalyst Event

May 6 | Chicago, IL, USA

Enabling Deep Tech/Driven Dual Use Companies to Scale

About this Program

Apply Now to meet with energy investors, NASA subject matter experts and industry leaders in the energy space.

The Aircraft Battery Industry is experiencing a paradigm shift, driven by the imperative need to adopt more electrical solutions. As the aviation sector intensifies its focus on sustainable operations and safety, the demand for advanced aircraft batteries, catering to diverse operational needs, is on the rise.

NASA looks to catalyze the industry by providing funding, guidance, and actual transition to programs while fostering a strong focus on building products for the nascent electric aviation market.

What is a NASA Catalyst? A NASA Catalyst is an ongoing series that brings together subject matter experts, investors, companies, and startups to discuss the commerciality of a domain and ways to accelerate it.

This hybrid event will be held 6 May in the Chicago area. The day will consist of short presentations from NASA experts and rapid networking sessions between NASA, industry, investors, and selected small businesses.

If you know companies that may be interested in applying to participate, they can do so here before April 20, 2024. Application link: http://gust.com/programs/nasa-sbir-ignite-catalyst-aviation-batteries

Additional Details

NASA is looking for companies that are developing integrated aviation electrical energy storage systems (battery or other technology) with a path to FAA certification by 2030 or earlier. Components are sought for integration, ground, and potential flight testing for a 1500 lbs. class hybrid electric drone or a customer application defined by the proposer.

The energy storage system boundary should include all of the elements needed to integrate the system into an aviation platform under full environmental conditions and with the use of an external charging system. For a battery example it would include the cells, packaging, all required electronics, software, thermal management, monitoring and control for charging/discharging and operations, all required protection for thermal runaway and failures.

Participating NASA Subject Matter Experts from Aviation and Battery
Ralph Jensen https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralph-jansen-b0193b5/
Brianne Demattia https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianne-demattia-030413112/
Pat Loyselle https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-loyselle-94859a1ba/
Brian Holler https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-holler-phd-9a2730132/
Shay Ellafrits https://www.linkedin.com/in/shay-ellafrits-b0a115133/
Dave Avanesian https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidavanesian/
Susanah Kowalewski https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanah-kowalewski-39727a172/

10-15 selected companies will be selected for the speed networking rotations. ALL companies can join general admission sessions; these sessions include expert panel discussions and networking events.

If you have further questions or inquiries reach out to h4xlabs@bmnt.com.


Aerospace, Energy, Industrial/Energy, Space Tech