Unleashing Innovation in Space: Your Chance to Make History with the ISS National Lab

2025 project

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Dear Visionary Innovators and Researchers,

Are you ready to take your groundbreaking ideas and technologies to new heights? The International Space Station (ISS) National Lab and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), has announced an extraordinary opportunity for you to propel your research and innovations to the final frontier. RoboTech Frontier Hub invites you to use this opportunity and submit your proposals for the 2025 Technology Advancement and Applied Research program, where you can leverage the unique microgravity environment of the ISS to develop, test, and mature your cutting-edge technologies and research projects.

The ISS National Lab is seeking bold and transformative projects in various domains, including:

  1. Applied research and development
  2. Translational medicine
  3. Technology readiness level (TRL) maturation
  4. Technology demonstration

To be eligible for this prestigious program, your proposed project should have a clear pathway to practical applications, demonstrating the potential for significant economic impact and tangible benefits to society. Whether your focus is on advanced materials, biomedical research, robotics, artificial intelligence, or any other groundbreaking field, the ISS National Lab provides the ideal platform to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Over the years, numerous projects have received funding and support through this program, leading to remarkable advancements in their respective fields. For example, in the biomedical and life sciences domain, projects focused on cartilage repair and retinal gene therapies have leveraged the ISS environment to test and improve their treatments. Researchers have also utilized 3D brain models derived from patient stem cells to study neuroinflammation and diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in microgravity.

In the technology development sector, a collaboration between Boeing and CSIRO aimed to create 3D maps of the ISS using an autonomous free-flying robotic system, paving the way for future space missions and remote manufacturing tasks. Additionally, projects in advanced manufacturing, such as the biomanufacturing of drug-delivery devices by Auxilium Biotechnologies, have demonstrated the potential for space-based production to drive innovations in medical treatments on Earth.

At RoboTech Frontier Hub, we understand that navigating the submission process and presenting your technologies can be daunting. That's why our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. We will provide invaluable assistance throughout the entire process, from refining your concept summary to crafting a compelling full proposal. Our experts will offer guidance, technical expertise, and mentorship to help you showcase the scientific merit, technical feasibility, and commercial potential of your project.

The application process consists of two stages:

  1. Concept Summary: Submit a concise 2-3 page summary of your proposed project by the specified deadline. This summary should outline the key objectives, methodologies, and expected outcomes of your research.
  2. Full Proposal: If your concept summary is selected, you will be invited to submit a comprehensive proposal detailing your research plan, budget, timeline, and expected deliverables.

Successful applicants will receive funding of up to $750,000 to support their research, with the expectation of two to four awards being made. As a researcher, you will be responsible for covering direct costs such as your time, your team's time, equipment fabrication costs, and ground-based testing. The ISS National Lab will cover the costs associated with launching your experiment to the ISS, crew resources, and the return of samples or data back to Earth.

By participating in this program, you will join a distinguished community of researchers and innovators who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in space. Your work will contribute to the advancement of science, technology, and the betterment of humanity. The discoveries and breakthroughs made on the ISS have the potential to transform industries, create new markets, and inspire future generations of scientists and entrepreneurs.

We urge you to seize this incredible opportunity to take your research and innovations to new heights. RoboTech Frontier Hub, in collaboration with the ISS National Lab and CASIS, is committed to supporting you every step of the way, from proposal development to the execution of your project on the ISS. Together, we can unlock the limitless potential of space-based research and drive innovation that will benefit life on Earth.

Submit your concept summary today and embark on a journey that will redefine the future of science and technology. The stars are waiting for you, and RoboTech Frontier Hub is here to help you reach them.

RoboTech Frontier Hub