Collins Aerospace seeks collaborations with small and medium 'deep tech' businesses

March 20, 2023
The deep tech sector typically refers to start-ups with their eyes on big breakthroughs.

AUSTIN, Texas - Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company based in Charlotte, N.C., announced that it was launching a new program to foster technology innovation with deep tech small- to medium-sized enterprises. At Austin, Texas' South by Southwest Conference, Collins launched the "Powered by Collins Initiative" to facilitate collaboration between the Raytheon company and small- to medium-sized firms focused on deep tech, which typically refers to start-ups with their eyes on big breakthroughs, with the Collins initiative focused on new products and services for aerospace.

"Deep tech firms are responsible for some of today’s most groundbreaking technological innovations, so collaboration with them is critical to our mission of providing the most advanced solutions to our customers as quickly as possible," said Mary Lombardo, vice president, Advanced Technology for Collins Aerospace. "Through the Powered by Collins Initiative, we’re establishing a clear channel for engagement between Deep Tech and one of the world’s leading aerospace companies. We welcome collaborators that share our passion for pushing the envelope—whether they’re within, adjacent to, or outside the aerospace industry."

For its inaugural call, the Powered by Collins Initiative has published four Collaboration Opportunities focused on technologies critical to the future of aerospace: Extravehicular Space Mobility, High-Performance Batteries, Autonomy for Small UAS, and Composites Recycling. Any company with at least three full-time employees is eligible to apply. After reviewing all submissions, Collins will select a set of respondents to participate in funded, rapid development demonstration programs.

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