ATSP Innovations, EnterpriseWorks Graduate, Selected for NASA Phase 1 Awards

Categories : Investments, EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: July 1, 2020

ATSP Innovations, an EnterpriseWorks graduate, announced on June 30, 2020, that the company was selected for a Phase I SBIR and a Phase I STTR by NASA.  These awards will be used for “Creep-Resistant Aromatic Polyester Thermosets for Thin-Ply Composites” and “Ultra-High Temperature Elastomer Sealing Materials”.

ATSP Innovations was founded in 2010 and is engaged in developing and commercializing a new family of resins (Aromatic Thermosetting coPolyesters, i.e. ATSP) that demonstrate robustness in multiple environments and can be introduced to a variety of high-demanding applications.  In 2019, the company was awarded a Phase I SBIR from NASA for its “Extreme Environment Tribological Characterization of Advanced Bearing Materials”. ATSP was also awarded a Phase II SBIR grant totaling more than $480,000 from the National Science Foundation in 2012.

The company was co-founded by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Prof. Emeritus James Economy, a faculty member in the Department of Material Science and Engineering, and Prof. Andreas Polycarpou, a former W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.

Learn more about their selection in ATSP Innovations’ News.