RadLaunch 2020

Connecting Technology Start-Ups to UV+EB Industry Leaders

A Unique Idea Accelerator for UV+EB Start-ups, Students & Innovators

RadTech, the nonprofit trade association for UV+EB technologies (ultraviolet and electron beam), invites your start-up ideas, concepts and prototypes

New materials, optics, design, printing, packaging, 3D printing, inkjet, building products, plastics, medical, electronics. (and more!)

RadLaunch is Now Accepting Start-up ideas on behalf of the International Ultraviolet Association, and
IUVA Americas 2020 www.iuva.org — UV for public health and the environment.

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RadLaunch 2020 is for students, start-ups, and anyone with innovative new ideas for UV+EB technology. Evidence of an early prototype, minimal viable product or proof of concept is expected.


Cash—at least $1,000 per selected applicant.

An additional travel grant up to $1,500 to attend RadTech 2020, March 8-11, 2020, Orlando, FL www.radtech2020.com.

Free exhibit opportunity at RadTech 2020!

Presentation slot and recognition at RadTech 2020; write up in UV+EB Technology Magazine; webinar opportunity.


Develop a video and/or article presenting your concept and prototype work, highlighting the importance of UV+EB technology.

Attend and present at RadTech 2020 in Orlando (we provide support); attend RadLaunch events.

Please note: The application deadline is December 2, 2019. Questions? Email us at gary@radtech.org.

Organizations and RadTech members are invited to sponsor RadLaunch:

Sponsors receive recognition on this site and at RadTech 2020!, serve on selection committee, get two free tickets and recognition at the RadTech 2020! awards dinner.

K-12 Rising Scientists are encouraged to apply for special recognition of their work with UV or EB.

Congratulations to RadLaunch winners, our class of 2019.

SUNY Albany, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
UV+EB curable Sulfluor, a fluorinated hypervalent sulfur containing polymer cured thin film; extremely hard, thermally robust, and patterns well—may find utility protecting sensor windows, displays, optical fibers, composite material surfaces, electronic devices and other surfaces where scratch resistance, chemical stability and hydrophobicity is important.

Laval University (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) within the Forestry Geomatic and Geography Faculty in the Wood and Forest Science Department
Enhances hardness of Canadian hardwood through impregnation of acrylate monomers and electron beam polymerization.

Building an open material partner network to power innovation in materials for end use and made through additive mass production. Origin’s production system uses programmable photopolymerization (P3) to turn materials into isotropic parts and products ready for end-use.

A new 3D printer for making the unimaginably small, enabling microfabrication level rapid prototyping for microsensors, wearable technology, IoT devices, micro-robotics, aerospace applications and more.

Ares Materials            
Pylux Polysulfide thermosets, a class of transparent, optically-clear polymeric materials that allow for tuning physical properties to produce materials which tackle multiple applications, specifically engineered for the fast-growing flexible display markets—smartphone makers, displays, and display-related fabrication equipment.

Daetec, LLC              
Protective encapsulant and sealing on-substrate, rapid cure for automotive assembly.  Polymer compositing with reactive diluents makes it possible to use CAD fed delivery tools that offer cure on-contact, with robotic operated equipment on vertical, overhead, or irregular surface contours.

Congratulations to RadLaunch winners, our class of 2018.

Trio Labs: Rapid UV 3D printing to create metal and ceramic parts with the same characteristics achieved through standard powder injection molding (PIM) processes.

Reboot Medical, Inc.: PhotoCast Casting Tape, light-cured composite tape that hardens on-demand, producing a rigid splint or cast.

Team from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Nanocrystal photocatalysts which fill an unmet need for efficient water-soluble photoinitiators for coatings and 2&3D printing.

moi composites: for a new, patented process that merges the performances of thermosetting composite materials with the potentialities of Additive Manufacturing opening the world of advance composites to features today unimaginable.

The Foam Printing Project: Lightweight parts from resin that is foamed using a patent-pending process and solidified using a UV DLP 3D printer, parts have up to 75% gas fractions, are lighter weight and less expensive to produce.

Dynamic Matter LLC: UV curable thermosetting polymer that can be remolded, relax stress, or repurposed following polymerization for use in optical applications and composites to reduce shrinkage and environmental stresses.

Team from the University of Iowa: Transferrable Shadow Cure (TSC) decouples initiation and propagation mechanisms in cationic photopolymerization to address light penetration problems, thus providing full cure regardless of geometry, pigment and filler content, and sensitivity of material to light and heat.