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  • Writer's pictureDina Aletras

Venture Kick and TOP 100 startup Miraex supported by NASA in quantum sensing

Miraex SA, subcontracted by business partner Aperio Global, and IBM, has been selected to participate as finalist in the NASA Science Mission Directorate Entrepreneurs Challenge 2020. As a result, the team solution was selected to support NASA’s efforts in quantum sensing.

Miraex offers photonic and quantum solutions for next-gen sensing, networking and computing. Their proprietary technology is at the confluence of large-scale semiconductor fabrication, micro-opto-mechanical & micro-electro-optical systems and machine learning. The federal agency shed light on its plans to continue working with non-traditional international partners moving forward to accelerate the rate of space innovation. NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is seeking promising ideas trending in the commercial sector - particularly in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics and advanced sensors. The Entrepreneurs Challenge aligns with NASA's goal to foster innovation and develop new technologies at lower costs.  By pioneering commercial applications of quantum sensors, Miraex wants to bring space-level craftsmanship down to earth and is establishing itself into tomorrow's industry technology market. Miraex, together with top-notch partners Aperio Global and IBM, now looks forward to competing for an opportunity to receive additional follow-up funding support, live at the NASA Innovation Opportunity Conference (IOC) on October 22nd. Miraex won Venture Kick stage II in 2020 and ranked among the TOP 100 Swiss startups in 2020 as well.   

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