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Ignite the Night TAMPA

We are looking to get the word out to entrepreneurs, university students, the investment community, and industry in the TAMPA area about an upcoming NASA iTech event.


Event:             Ignite the Night TAMPA

Date:              February 11, 2020

Time:              5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location:        Amalie Arena | 401 Channelside Drive | Tampa, FL 33602


During each NASA iTech cycle, our team will be visiting various cities throughout the U.S. hosting Ignite the Night events to identify technologies that are addressing challenges on Earth and have the potential to also be a solution for NASA.


We are searching for non-government funded technologies that are addressing the following focus areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning; Biotechnology; System Autonomy; Advanced Manufacturing; and X-Factor innovations.


From applications received, 10 presenters will be selected and given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges that include NASA’s Center Chief Technologists, local subject matter experts, investors and local leaders.  One WINNER will be selected earning a position as one of the 25 Semifinalists for the 2020 Cycle I competition and increasing their chance to qualify as a Top 10 Finalist for the NASA iTech Forum* in Kansas City, Missouri on May 20-21.


Links to access NASA iTech Ignite the Night TAMPA information:


  • Click here to watch and share a 30-second video via social media
  • Click here to download a flyer to distribute and share the details
  • Email robin.ford@nianet.org if you are interested in being a judge at the event


Ignite the Night TAMPA is hosted in collaboration with Synapse Florida.  Please help spread the word and join us at Ignite the Night TAMPA.