The First Annual Challenge for Space Health

Demo Day is December 6th!

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ABOUT THE

CARE IN SPACE CHALLENGE

The Care In Space Challenge (CIS Challenge) is the first of its kind, leveraging the extreme conditions of space to not only drive innovation but also to build viable businesses at the intersection of commercial space and biomedical science. It is increasingly evident that space, and in particular microgravity, has profound impacts on the speed of drug discovery, improvements in medical devices, and advancements related to regenerative medicine and life sciences. The challenge, hosted by Boryung in collaboration with Axiom Space and Starburst Aerospace, will provide winning entrepreneurs and their startups an equity investment of $100,000 and admission into Starburst's 13-week accelerator program to help bring their ideas to fruition.

Enabling the Future of Humanity in Space and on Earth

Space presents unique challenges to even the most basic of human health needs. Nearly every aspect of health will require innovative solutions to support extended human activity in space--some of which may have direct applications for their use on Earth

Currently, there exists an opportunity for innovators, founders, and health experts to join the nascent Space Health industry and bring about the future of human Care In Space

Supporting Entrepreneurs Building the Future

The Care In Space Challenge aims to support entrepreneurs developing novel​​ solutions and technologies that will enable extended habitation and travel in space and the production of advanced treatments to be manufactured in space for use on Earth

Extreme conditions of space will necessitate innovations across all the areas within the "Healthcare Journey"

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Health Monitoring & Diagnosis

Treatment & Therapeutics

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Continuing Care & Life Support

The Healthcare Journey

Example Topics and Research Areas

Data Management:

  • Personal Health Data Storage

  • Data Privacy & Protection

Diagnostics:

  • Health Data Analytics & Insights

  • AI/ML-assisted Diagnosis

  • Ultra-light, Compact Imaging Devices (CAT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray, etc.)

Life Support Systems:

  • Air Systems, Water Systems, & Other Environmental Controls

  • Physical Science of Human Habitats

  • Bio-waste & Hygiene

Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals in Space:

  • Purity Critical Medicines

  • Crystalline-based Medicines

Mental Health:

  • Mood & Emotion Monitoring

  • Therapy & Psychiatry

  • Habitat Design

Monitoring:

  • Wearable Biometric Sensors 

  • Non-invasive Monitoring

  • Fluid/blood samples & analysis

Physical Procedures:

  • Urgent/Emergency Surgeries

  • Cosmetic & Elective Surgeries

  • Physical Therapy

  • Prosthetics

Precision Medicine:

  • Genomics

  • Data Analysis

  • Personalized Treatments

Regenerative Medicine:

  • Radiation & Cell Stress Research

  • 3D Bio-printing

  • Stem-cell Cultures & Therapies

Synthetic Bio:

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Bio-fuels

  • Nutritional Therapy

We recognize that new problems require new solutions, and encouraged you to apply even if your product or technology is not listed above

Challenge Timeline

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2022 CARE IN SPACE CHALLENGE

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Advance the Future of Space Health