Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP) Innovation Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC) is a higher education spinoff challenge established to develop new ideas for commercialization by seeking concept papers from multi-disciplinary student teams enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).
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The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC) is a higher education spinoff challenge established to develop new ideas for commercialization by seeking concept papers from multi-disciplinary student teams enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).
New this year! Through collaboration with NASA L'SPACE Academy, MITTIC is offering a "concept to commercialization" training opportunity. The L'SPACE Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy is a free, online, interactive 12-week training course designed to provide unique, hands-on learning and insight into the dynamic world of the Space Industry. Learn to effectively write a concept proposal that turns innovative ideas into reality. Gain experience in the process of writing, reviewing, and scoring proposals through the lens of a NASA reviewer. MITTIC requires at least one student per team to complete the L'SPACE training course in order for the team to participate in the MITTIC competition. Team members are enrolled in NASA L'SPACE Academy by submitting a Letter of Intent to MITTIC by August 24, 2020 (see section: Getting Started).
NASA L'SPACE Academy is scheduled for September 3 - November 19, 2020.
Interested teams who meet all eligibility requirements may submit a concept paper by clicking the link by clicking the link below anytime during January 4, 2021 through March 1, 2021 (by 11:59pm CST).
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Student Recruitment Season Begins
Friday, July 24, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3pm CT
Monday August 3, 2020 at 2pm CT
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6m CT
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 3pm CT
Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 12pm CT
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 3pm CT
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2pm CT
Letters of Intent Due:
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:59pm CT
Pre-MITTIC/L'SPACE Information Session for PI's:
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 4 - 5 pm CT
L'SPACE Proposal Academy
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Thursday, November 19, 2020
Acceptance Letter Sent to Qualifying Teams:
Online Collaboration for Eight (8) Qualifying Teams: March-April 2021
NASA's Johnson Space Center Onsite Immersion Experience for Eight (8) Qualifying Teams: April 2021
NASA's Ames Research Center Onsite Immersion Experience for One (1) Qualifying Team: May 2021