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BioDisruption is pioneering human-driven, machine-empowered, and biologically inspired consultancy services. Through an unconventional advanced platform, we help our clients and collaborators face their toughest business and societal challenges using state-of-the-art hybrid technologies, artificial intelligence, bio-simulations, and a deeply established, multi-disciplinary approach to consultancy.


Engility has been helping national security, defense, civil, and commercial customers advance the use of space for more than 50 years as TASC. Today, Engility is building on its TASC legacy to introduce the advanced technology, commercial business practices, and ultra-reliable systems our customers need to make space more accessible and less expensive than ever. As a leading independent space company, we provide the engineering and sustainment solutions and services that customers such as the Air Force GPS and SBIRS programs and NASA Independent Validation & Verification use for their information-intensive, mission-critical, worldwide enterprises. Our understanding of space from every perspective makes us your ideal partner for work in space technology and operations as well as mission engineering, public-private partnerships, cyber, space resilience, and big data.


The ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ICE provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies. In addition to its Rome headquarters, ICE operates worldwide from a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses. ICE provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other including identification of possible business partners, bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies, trade delegation visits to Italy, official participation in local fairs and exhibitions, and forums and seminars with Italian experts.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit



We dream of a nation that unites the world. A nation where learning is fun, entertainment is inspiring, and the entrepreneurial spirit is strong. A nation that sparks creativity and curiosity, a nation that belongs to everyone in the world. This is Space Nation – a nation where space flight empowers the future for all people. Through Space Nation, anyone in the world can train to become an astronaut and travel to space. Space Nation gives everyone a chance to participate in the new era of space exploration, to learn and train for a mission to space.




With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered well over 100 conventional satellites and 55 CubeSats to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.