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Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

The University of North Dakota is the state's oldest and largest university. Our mission is to provide transformative learning, discovery and community engagement opportunities for developing tomorrow's leaders. With 250+ highly accredited on-campus and online degrees, UND is educating leaders in engineering, medicine, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems.

The City of Grand Forks is the epicenter of aviation’s future in unmanned systems. Recognized as a “Great American Defense Community,” our military-friendly region is equally business-friendly. Public-private partnerships are driving innovation and opportunities for groundbreaking UAS integration.

The hub of North Dakota’s thriving UAS industry is right here in Grand Forks. With unencumbered airspace, leading research enterprises, dedicated training programs, talented and experienced pilot networks, and the Grand Sky UAS research and development park, the Grand Forks region is the premier location for your expansion.

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that enables access to operationally realistic flight environments at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon-A testbeds are reusable, autonomous, long-endurance, affordable platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environments. We deliver flight data that are critical to validating total air vehicle system performance and for enabling rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we accelerate innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.

Grand Sky is the first and only fully operational commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development park in the United States. Strategically located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, Grand Sky is the hub of activities in the nation’s leading state for UAS flight testing, training and development. Since 2015, Grand Sky has been the site of continuous UAS industry advancements and milestones, including the first trans-Atlantic MALE UAS flight and the first site to receive regulatory approval to host commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights.

Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent, develops breakthrough products and services, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide.

For more than 60 years, we’ve helped our clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies.

With a team of more than 900 staff, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA), Tokyo and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical and life science, industrial and energy, consumer and retail, and communications and infrastructure.

In 2021, Cambridge Consultants became part of Capgemini Invent.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems, including the SkyGuardian, Reaper, and Gray Eagle UAS. GA-ASI supplies tactical reconnaissance radars and advanced high-resolution surveillance systems, as well as training and support services through its North Dakota Flight Test & Training Center. www.ga-asi.com

Ideal Aerosmith is an engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Our solutions vary from high fidelity motion simulators to electronics test solutions for space launch vehicles. We specialize in finding solutions for complex challenges whether it is design, manufacturing or service.

As the first national center in autonomous technologies, the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is crafting, adapting, and implementing educational resources to support K-12 educators, and two-year college faculty in numerous disciplines to meet workforce demands while increasing the quality and diversity of the highly skilled technical workforce.

A proven leader in the UAS industry, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has the experience, resources, and leadership to drive growth and expand UAS capabilities. The NPUASTS supports public and private UAS research, advancements in flying beyond visual line of sight, and safe integration into the National Airspace System.

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