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Vernadsky Challenge Development Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Engineering Start-Ups
for Projects Related to Space Technologies and Bioelectronics

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants up to €70,000 to USA, Canada, and International engineering start-ups for a range of scientific projects related to space technologies and bioelectronics. Funding is intended for space-based projects, such as rockets, rocket launch mechanics, satellites, space engineering, and artificial intelligence for aerospace, as well as bioelectronics, such as biotechnology medicine, prosthesis and exoskeletons, medical gadgets, and medical equipment. The competition is open both for ideas and for projects with a working prototype.

The competition is being held since 2015 and was initiated by the philanthropist and Noosphere founder Max Polyakov. The mission of Vernadsky Challenge is to help talented engineers develop their innovative products.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185533

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding equivalent to €70 000.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is April 7, 2019.

Best 10 startups pitches and Vernadsky Challenge finals will be held on April 17-18 within the Noosphere Space Summit.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Phone Number: +380962800810

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.