ABOUT THE IAI CATALYST PROGRAM

IAI Catalyst seeks to expand upon the success of its IAI Innovation Center, Innosphere accelerator program, in Tel Aviv by providing U.S. technology startups with the necessary resources to successfully develop and scale their products.

Potential applicants should monitor the Catalyst website for current program topics of interest. Applicants who demonstrate an unique approach will be selected to participate in the accelerator program.

BENEFITS

Investment

Receive $100,000 cash investment with an additional $100,000 in-kind value.

Commercial

Participate in a pilot program and receive access to IAI and Starburst’s global network of clients and partners.

Mentorship

Engage with top-tier global industry experts from Starburst and IAI’s network.

Technology

Direct access to IAI’s cutting-edge technology and various business units to advance project goals.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

APPLICATION WINDOW

  • Application Release

    January 23, 2024

  • Application Deadline

    March 4, 2024

  • Selection Day

    March 18, 2024

  • Program Commencement

    April 15, 2024

  • Demo Day

    September 12, 2024

APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 1 ARE CLOSED.

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TECHNOLOGY SCOPE

The IAI Catalyst program is sourcing for technologies related to:

  • FOCUS AREA 1

    AI & AUTONOMY

    Artificial Intelligence (Al) is the software engineering discipline of expanding capabilities of software applications to perform tasks that currently require human intelligence. IAI areas of interest includes cases dealing with situational awareness, air traffic integration (sense and avoid), command and control, vision and perception, cost effective sensors, flight algorithms and flight control, smart data fusion solutions between sensors (AI, Optics, etc..), autonomous aircraft, pilot assistant AI agent, etc.

     

  • FOCUS AREA 2

    QUANTUM SCIENCE

    IAI aims to explore communication and navigation frontiers. Secure communication: Space-based quantum networks could transmit sensitive data securely via satellites. Navigation: Quantum sensors enhance GPS accuracy, overcoming limitations like atmospheric interference. Quantum Key Distribution ensures fortified encryption. Quantum science promises breakthroughs.

  • FOCUS AREA 3

    SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY TECH

    Energy Storage is a challenge for aviation sustainability. IAI seeks various solutions like high-energy cells, hydrogen tech, and fuel production for sustainable flights. Renewable energy includes solar, wind, bio, and geothermal tech, plus energy storage, engines, and grid integration.

  • FOCUS AREA 4

    SPACE TECH

    IAI seeks innovative space flight, communication, and space operations. Satellites revolutionized communication and, navigation while technology designed for use in space continues to revolutionize agriculture, energy, defense, and healthcare. A convergence of space and earth based technologies sparks innovative solutions for global challenges, promising disruptions and opportunities across industries.

APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 1 ARE CLOSED.

Submit Application