Harwell Campus company Oxford Space Systems has won a prestigious NASA iTech 'Ignite the Night' competition at the Space Symposium in Colorado.
The competition required CEO Mike Lawton to pitch to a judging panel of senior NASA officials, investors and space industry execs and was designed to help NASA find technologies that can save the agency costs and shape the future of space exploration.
The winning certificate stated that OSS won due to the “potential impact the technology may have toward the benefit of humanity & space exploration” and has placed them amongst 25 elite semi-finalists. This group will now be further screened by NASA and OSS could potentially be nominated as one of the top 10 finalists to pitch at the 2019 NASA iTech Cycle I Forum in Pasadena, California in July.
OSS was one of only two European companies selected by NASA to pitch in Colorado, the other being Klepsydra Robotics, Switzerland.
Details and list of finalists can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y6lzsvnz