NewSpace Ignitor

In Partnership with Air Force Research Laboratory

Grow faster From Concept to Product to Sales

Join our Inaugural NewSpace Ignitor Cohort


NewSpace Ignitor is a purpose-built, first-of-its-kind incubator-like program designed to reduce barriers space companies face in moving their concepts beyond R&D

Brought to you in partnership with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)


Space companies can apply to join our inaugural cohort and advance from concept to product to sales faster with services that focus on accelerating prototype development and navigating companies to specialized resources and customer contracts. NewSpace Ignitor services include:

  • Assessing company readiness levels and how to elevate them. Tech-to-market business services include needs/tech assessment, TR-elevator® (Tech Readiness Elevator), market analysis, strategic planning, scaling curriculum and pitch support.
  • Providing tailored navigation plans that guide companies to needed resources across the new space ecosystem, including connections to workforce.
  • Accelerating product development with access to shared facilities, labs and equipment
    at co-innovation workspaces and partner locations.
  • Showcasing company products to investors and buyers to fast-track funding and sales.

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Shape the future of new space!

Companies that are part of our inaugural cohort will have an opportunity to shape the direction of the NewSpace Ignitor program as we move forward. With your participation and feedback, we will continue removing obstacles and barriers companies face, to accelerate the work needed to help the U.S. win the second space race!