Catalyst Accelerator

Tech Collision Event

Due Date for Participants: May 27, 2020

Due Date for Industry Partner in Tech Scout Rooms: July 21, 2020

The Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV)-sponsored Catalyst Accelerator will host a 3-day pitch event where 32 – 40 startups and small businesses will have the opportunity to present innovative, dual-use, space technologies, ideally with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4 or higher. Companies will pitch twice—once to a room of Government tech scouts and once to a room of Industry tech scouts. The final day will include technology demonstrations facilitated by Tech Warrior Ops ( and a poster board session open to the public, where companies of varying TRL capabilities may display their technologies along with the pitching companies. In addition, when participant companies are not pitching, they will have the opportunity to attend relevant training workshops put on by the Catalyst Accelerator's subject matter experts. Special focus will be on encouraging companies to apply for upcoming Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program grants.

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Catalyst Accelerator's Tech Collision Event – Industry Fact Sheet [PDF]

Catalyst Accelerator's Tech Collision Event – Government Fact Sheet [PDF]

About Catalyst Accelerator

The Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) sponsored Catalyst Space Accelerator is a defense and national security industry accelerator, headquartered on the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Catalyst Space Accelerator is a 12-week, semi-residential program located in Colorado Springs designed to increase the Air Force's awareness and rapid acquisition of commercial dual-use space technology by providing relevant business development training to Accelerator companies and connecting these Entrepreneurs with users, decision makers, and potential new customers in the DoD and commercial realms.

Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation is a collaborative ecosystem where industry, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capital intersect with Colorado's aerospace and defense industry to create community, spark innovation and stimulate business growth. Visit to learn more.

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