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NSBRI Industry Forum Launches SMARTCAP-Accel, a Grant Funding Opportunity to Catalyze Development of Products for Spaceflight
Date:6/11/2013

al power, water or other resources.  IT solutions must stand alone and not require internet connectivity.

"For these reasons, we have seen time and time again that products developed for space possess unique features that lead to commercial advantages on Earth," Dr. Donoviel explained.

The human health risks or medical care challenges related to space travel are wide ranging.  They include:

  • Exposure to ionizing radiation;
  • Muscle and bone loss, due to microgravity;
  • Intracranial hypertension and related visual impairment;
  • Renal stone formation;
  • Sleep loss and circadian disruption;
  • Psychiatric/behavioral issues associated with isolation and confinement;
  • Routine health surveillance;
  • Emergency/critical care; and
  • Clinical decision support for autonomous care

For a more complete list of risks associated with human space flight see www.nsbri.org and http://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov/

Eligibility

Accelerators: U.S. based accelerators that have directly funded companies within the past 12 months may nominate up to two applicants that have already been selected for support by the accelerator.

Nominees:  Nominated companies must either be currently receiving support from the accelerator or must have successfully exited the accelerator.  To be considered, companies must be based in the U.S., have 500 or fewer employees, and be one of up to two companies sponsored by a qualifying accelerator.

Projects: A proposed project should meet at least one key milestone along the path to product commercialization.  Examples of desirable projects include:

  • Proof of concept studies;
  • Refinement of prototypes;
  • Re-formulat
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