About the Care in Space Challenge

Over the past decade, space has transitioned from a research-driven domain to one of commerce and exploration made possible by passionate innovators and entrepreneurs who, like us, believe that the future of humanity is among the stars. The significant decreases in the costs of launch and expanded access to orbit, made possible by companies like SpaceX and Axiom Space, have enabled new opportunities in tangential industries such as Bioscience and Healthcare.

 

It is anticipated that humanity’s continued progress towards becoming a spacefaring species will reveal unprecedented health issues for those traveling in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and beyond. Everything, from our most fundamental biological needs to the most complex medical procedures, will need to be rethought, reworked, and reinvented. Thus, there now exists an exciting opportunity to anticipate these challenges and utilize the micro-gravity conditions in LEO for the research and development of new healthcare solutions for use both in space and on Earth.

 

The pioneering lifetime care company, Boryung, has partnered with the leading provider of human spaceflight services, Axiom Space, and the aerospace and defense innovation catalyst, Starburst Aerospace, to accelerate the growth of the space health ecosystem by hosting the inaugural Care in Space Challenge (CIS Challenge). Eight to ten winning startups will receive a $100,000 investment from Boryung, support for on-orbit experimentation from Axiom, and acceptance into Starburst’s 13-week accelerator program—which will grant the startups access to a network of mentors, advisors, and investors within the aerospace, healthcare, and bioscience industries.

About Boryung

Boryung is contributing to the progress and development of the pharmaceutical industry by using the spirit of interdependence via commitment to human health. Accordingly, we are striving to realize the company’s vision of Lifetime Care Company. Boryung pursues an ‘achievement of interdependence based on humanism’ and participates in various corporate philanthropic activities. Furthermore, we aim to become a global company, not by becoming content, but by continuously innovating and transforming.

Learn more about Boryung at Boryung.co.kr

About Axiom Space

Axiom Space is guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere.  The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while privately building its successor, Axiom Station, the first permanent commercial destination in Earth’s orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Learn more about Axiom Space at AxiomSpace.com

About Starburst

Starburst is an innovation catalyst in the aerospace industry. They are the first and only global aerospace accelerator, connecting startups with corporates, investors and government, while providing strategic growth and investment consulting services for all. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Singapore, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, and Madrid, the team has built an ecosystem of key players with 9000+ of startups in its network. Starburst's accelerator program helps startups scale their business in aviation, space, and defense with access to the largest group of corporate stakeholders to help startups win their first $1M+ contract.

Learn more about Starburst at Starburst.aero