CHEVY CHASE, MD — Start-ups, academics, students and innovators are invited to apply for the RadLaunch Tech Accelerator — now in its third year. Cash awards, travel grants and outreach opportunities will be made available for novel work with ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes. New innovations in materials, optics, design and data are propelling UV+EB in additive manufacturing/3D printing, inkjet, food packaging, automotive, medical and electronics applications. RadTech, the nonprofit for UV+EB technology, created RadLaunch in recognition of the growing importance of the technology with the digitization of manufacturing and requirements for safe, clean, rapid processes.

RadTech has expanded the competition to include the use of UV for disinfection, partnering with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) Americas Conference. IUVA focuses on public health and the environment, with a special focus on water, food and beverage, and health care. K-12 Rising Scientists are encouraged to apply for special recognition of their work with UV or EB.

RadLaunch 2020 finalists will win cash and trips to speak and present at RadTech 2020 and IUVA Americas 2020, March 8-11 in Orlando, Florida. For more information and to apply, visit