2019 Member Milestones
Over 700 entrepreneurs, investors and engineers are scaling their companies at Newlab. Many of them saw impressive milestones in 2019 in the form of product launches and awards.
Honeybee Robotics selected to send two payloads to the Moon
Honeybee Robotics was selected by NASA to fly two payloads on a Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) flight under the Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads (LSITP) and Artemis Lunar Programs. Read more here.
CLIP Bike won Innovation of the Year Award
This December, CLIP Bike, won the Innovation Award of the Year at the Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Awards for its invention which upgrades any bicycle to an e-bicycle. Earlier this year, CLIP Bike also won the Make It in Brooklyn Future of Transportation pitch contest.
Launcher Space awarded $1.5m at Air Force Space Pitch Day
Launcher was awarded $1.5M at the inaugural Air Force Space Pitch Day. Launcher reported that the award would accelerate the development and testing of their full-scale Launcher E-2 engine, the world’s highest performance and lowest cost engine for small satellite launchers.
10xBeta won $1.5m for its co-invention, Validose
Working in partnership with Dr. Kyle Lapidus, a pioneering psychiatrist and neurologist specializing in Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD), 10XBeta co-invented Validose, the first smart, connected, and secure intranasal device for the delivery of highly-controlled substances. They pitched at the Publicis Health Media Disruption Garage and won $1.5M.
This year, light released the second version of the light phone. The light phone II is an improvement from the first light phone, with new features such as text messaging, an unlimited address book, faster connectivity speeds, and a dashboard. The light phone II was featured in TIME’s list of BEST INVENTIONS 2019.
JUMP and Tarform featured in Fast Company’s list of Top Mobility Designs of 2019
Xin Liu’s Living Distance
Artist-in-residence Xin Liu‘s piece Living Distance, a robotic sculpture (which was largely constructed at Newlab), traveled on the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket to space and back! Living Distance activated during lift-off, performed a cosmic dance, and shattered into pieces upon re-entry.