March 12, 2024

#BCEDigest – AFWERX & SpaceWERX Strategic Funding Increase selections

AFWERX and SpaceWERXannounced the 2024 Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) awards on March 8 at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

STRATFI is an effort to help SBIR/STTR projects move over the valley of death from development to full production. The multi-year award is intended to help SMBs extend their operational timeline while searching for investors and continuing R&D.

The 2024 AFWERX STRATFI selections were:

  1. 3D Scanning and Visualization using AI and XR,GridRaster Inc.
  2. Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality System,RED SIX AEROSPACE INC
  3. Bedrock Secure Processor ASIC,Idaho Scientific
  4. BESPIN CloudOps with Trek10,Trek10, Inc.
  5. Bombers Robotics,Wilder Systems Robots
  6. Control Systems for Coordinated Operations (CoSyCO),Coherent Technical Services, Inc.
  7. Core VR Environment, HAVIK Solutions, LLC
  8. Farsight: Actionable Intelligence at the Tactical Edge,Reveal Technology
  9. Model One, Istari Federal LLC
  10. Service Design Accelerator, Skylight Inc.
  11. Tactical AI, EpiSci, Inc.

The 2024 SpaceWERX STRATFI selections were:

  • GEO Satellite Servicing Vehicle, Starfish Space, Inc.
  • Hybrid Space Optical SATCOM, Skyloom Global Corp
  • Integrated Digital Platform, Defense Unicorns, Inc.
  • Mobile Autonomous Robotic Swarms, Lunar Outpost, Inc.
  • Proliferated GEO SATCOM, Astranis Space Technologies Corp

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