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Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force

The Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force is based in Boston. The U.S. military is an innovation driver, serving as the primary funder for early growth of Silicon Valley. It will focus on commercially viable startups with dual-purpose technologies- a private sector & a government application, including companies with autonomous technology with the ability to detect, track, identify, characterize, attribute & mitigate unmanned aerial systems, or anything related.

Applications Open Sep 13, 2017
Application Deadline Nov 5, 2017
Start of the Program Jan 22, 2018
Demo Day Apr 20, 2018

Location: Boston, MA USA

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“We’re going through a period in the globe of massive disruptions in politics, economies, social society and technology. Any one of those would be difficult to keep up with, and we recognize that technology is the one that is fanning the flames in all the others. We want to see what these companies have to offer, and are hoping to work toward being able to access startup ideas quickly.”
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson

About the Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force

Focus Areas

  • Sensors

    Compact sensor technology and multimodal sensor integration

  • Computation

    High-performance computational hardware and software

  • Computer Vision

    Digital image processing

  • Human-Machine Interfaces

    Innovative control mechanisms

  • Cybersecurity

    Secure communications and trusted identification

  • Power Systems

    Innovations in electrical engineering

  • High-Performance Materials

    Materials science

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