Space Florida, Florida Venture Forum Announce Winners of Aerospace Innovation & Tech Forum

Get ready to Launch!

Aerospace & Innovative Tech Companies from related industries are invited to APPLY TO PRESENT in an online competition for the Space Florida Accelerating Innovation (AI) awards, totaling $100,000. Selected presenting companies must have a focus in aerospace and related innovative technologies (see commercial markets listed below) to be eligible to compete for the $100,000 in total allocated awards. The FIRST PLACE* winning company will receive $40,000, and TWO RUNNER UP prizes of $20,000 will be awarded to each runner up winner. Additionally, ALL selected presenter companies will be awarded $1,000 each.

This unique webinar series is an opportunity to broaden the spectrum of early stage, Florida-based companies in the fields of aerospace and related technologies, as well as non-Florida entities with commitments to relocate to Florida, and/or other demonstrable engagement in the Florida aerospace & innovation supply chain. Related to the virtual event, the Aerospace Innovation and Tech Forum will provide an opportunity for the industry to engage with the Florida Venture Forum investment community, including private equity, venture capital and angel investors. Presenter applications will be chosen by a selection committee made up of active angel and early stage equity investors.

* Previous 1st placed Grand Prize Winners are ineligible to reapply.

All participating companies must be engaged in market sectors that align with the strategic sectors of SF, set forth in its Vision 2020.

Information technology, health technology, knowledge based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, bio-agriculture research, water issues, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, ISS and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security & robotics, 3-D printing, adventure tourism, clean/alternative energy applications, advanced innovative materials and new products.
All ACCEPTED companies will be eligible to compete for prize money in addition to receiving the $1,000. PLEASE NOTE: Prize money determination by the judges is final.


Showcase your company by becoming an Exclusive sponsor! For any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Pat Schneider, Vice President at: or call (813) 335-8116.


  • Sponsor will be showcased throughout the webinar series on all Forum PP slides
  • Intro speaking part at the beginning of the webinar (can be pre-recorded)
  • Opportunity to serve as a judge which will have a Q & A part in addition to an active role in determining the winner
  • Access to attendee list throughout the webinar series


  • Opportunity to sponsor one weekly webinar of the webinar series
  • Logo to be used throughout the Forum slide presentation and mention in the introduction
  • Access to attendee list with contact information for the sponsored webinar