The Forum is postponing the early stage application review process until the selection committee reconvenes in the summer. You are welcome to apply now or later. All applications will be saved for future consideration based on the revised timeline for the initial review by the committee.
(AI) AWARD IMPORTANT PRIZE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
In addition to the opportunity to present before an audience of active equity investors, selected presenting companies with a focus or technologies in one or more of the commercial markets listed below as related to such companies expanding their use of space-based technologies, or developing technologies that have or may have space-related applications, will be eligible to compete for the Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, offered by Space Florida. The AI Award offers cash prizes totaling $100,000 (Early Stage: Winner- $50,000 / 1st Runner Up- $25,000 AND Seed: (Inclusive of collegiates) Winner- $15,000 1st Runner Up – $10,000) to eligible Florida companies, and out-of-state companies seeking to relocate or establish a presence in Florida or have contributed via the supplier network to the advancement of the space program in Florida. Presenter applications will be reviewed and companies chosen by a selection committee made up of active angel and early stage equity investors. Companies will be notified of their eligibility to compete for the A.I. prize upon notification of their presenter status. Prize money allocation and recipients are determined on site by a panel of judges.
NOTE: Onsite prize determinations are final.
Space Florida Focus Commercial Markets
Companies engaged in specific market sectors that align with the strategic sectors of SF, set forth in its Vision 2020 will be eligible to compete for prize consideration.
These sectors are:
Information Technology, Health Technology, Knowledge Based Services, Space Transportation And Advanced Aerospace Platforms, Satellite Systems And Science Payloads, Ground And Operations Support Systems, Agriculture, Climate/Environmental Monitoring, Civil Protection And Emergency Management, Iss And Human Life Science (Including Medical Research), Communications, Cyber Security, Adventure Tourism, Clean/Alternative Energy Applications, Advanced Materials And New Products. In Addition To, Aircraft And Spacecraft Design, Parts And Assembly, Engineering Design And Construction, Structural Materials And Electronic Assembly, Data Analytics, Medical And Surgical Innovations, Satellite Communications, Innovations In Planetary Sustainability Towards The Development Of Nutritious Food, Clean Water And Energy, Payload Development, Robotics – Parts, Design And Assembly, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Surveillance, 3D Printing And Innovation, Radiation Protection, Reconnaissance, & Missile Development.
Payment of Fees and Expenses
Selected presenters are not charged a registration fee to attend or present at the conference. Prior to the conference presenters will receive a presenter book which will contain a code presenters may use to register online. Selected companies must register at least one additional staff member (we recommend two or more) to staff the exhibit table and greet guests and investors. Presenting company personnel – including the mandatory additional staff member – may be registered at our lowest conference registration rate of $199. A code company personnel may use to register at this rate will be included in the presenter book.
Each presenting company will be provided an exhibit table at no charge. All enhancements or upgrades to the table must be approved in advance by the Forum, and any additional costs including but not limited to electric, display, lighting, dedicated Internet, etc. must be pre-arranged by the presenter directly with the venue or approved vendor, and payment arrangements made directly with the venue or approved vendor prior to the conference.