Join the Urban Air Mobility acceleration and awards program sponsored by the Vertical Lift Consortium, the nation's leading organization rapidly transitioning innovative aviation technologies for the U.S. government. This Challenge is the first in a series of accelerator events aligned with industry, government and military needs and over $50B in Smart Mobility initiatives within the nation's Infrastructure Law! Pitch and connect your technology with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors. Qualified participants receive engagement and membership opportunities with the Vertical Lift Consortium, while competing for $50K in non-dilutive funding.
Who Should Apply
Innovators representing state-of-art air mobility solutions for both civilian and federal security applications are ideal entrants for this Challenge.
Submit and pitch your technology to top investment, industry and government tech-scouts. Submission places you in a qualifying process for membership and engagement opportunities with the sponsoring consortia. Your submission will compete for a piece of the $50,000 non-dilutive prize.
Dates & DeadlinesSubmissions Open: May 1, 2022
Informational webinar on Vimeo.
Finalists will receive an invitation to pitch at the Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit and Expo in Washington, D.C.
Date: September 28, 2022
The Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC) is a collaboration of small and large businesses, for-profit and not for-profit entities, academic organizations, and their affiliated organizations working collaboratively with the U.S. Government to rapidly transition innovative vertical lift technologies and to coordinated research and development program designed for prototype aviation technologies. The Vertical Lift Consortium supports the $10+ Billion AMTC contracting authority for rapid prototyping of cutting edge technologies.
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|Coolbuck, Inc.||Electric Flying Vehicle with VTOL|
|Design, Analysis and Research Corporation||Quiet and Efficient UAM Propulsion Technology|
|Elphel, Inc.||Long-Range Thermal 3D Perception for Air Vehicles|
|InceptEV||An Electric Vehicle Performance Analysis, Simulation and Optimization Software|
|Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.||Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Radar for Detection, Classification, and Sense & Avoid|
|KRyanCreative, LLC||electric Tip Drive Rotor System|
|Lectratek, LLC||Power and propulsion solutions for electric aviation|
|LeVanta Tech LLC||Economical, clean regional transport|
|LuftCar LLC||Hydrogen and battery hybrid, autonomous AIR and ROAD eVTOL vehicle (true flying car)|
|Luna Labs USA, LLC||Rotary Aircrew Posture Support (RAPS) System|
|NEOEx Systems, Inc.||EXTEND(TM) Energy and Power System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles|
|PhasorLab Inc||Hyper Sync Net for UAV Fleet Navigation|
|Reliable Autonomy LLC||Guarantee of collision avoidance with high computational efficiency and non-conservative navigation for non-collaborative autonomous agents|
|SpyDar||M-Star eVTOL Medical Transport|
|Valqari||Fully Autonomous Point-to-Point Drone Delivery Between Landing Stations|
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