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Sikorsky Offers $25K Innovation Prize

By Staff Writer | July 14, 2015

Sikorsky Innovations is offering a $25,000 cash prize to spur innovation and disruptive technology in vertical flight. Sikorsky Innovations is the technology development division of Sikorsky Aircraft, which describes it as an agile, networked group of employees and industry teammates “dedicated to demonstrating innovative technology solutions to the toughest problems in vertical flight.” This year’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, as the company calls it, is focused on four areas: ruggedized, wireless sensing with low-weight energy harvesting; real-time augmented reality for collaborative applications and complex manufacturing processes; aerospace-quality additive manufacturing of complex geometry with real-time inspection, and high energy-density and high power-performance energy storage. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 16. For more information, visit

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