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InitWeather and 45th Weather Squadron
45th Weather Squadron August 01, 2021

InitWeather is has been awarded the contract to overhaul and update the lightning probability tool in support of weather assessments for air and space operations at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

This contract is in support of the United States Space Force 45th Weather Squadron, based out of Patrick Space Force Base, which provides comprehensive weather data and specialized services for the United States Space Force and NASA personnel.

Radio Cade Podcast featuring Dr. Leela Watson of InitWeather
Radio Cade Podcast March 31, 2021

Dr. Leela Watson appears on the Radio Cade podcast, brought to you by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.

..."by using advanced algorithms and machine learning, we can make faster and more reliable predictions about the weather that can help a wide range of industries, including agriculture, energy, and aerospace."...

HAUAS_canvaInitWeather and Heka HAUAS Render
InitWeather & Heka Aero HAUAS

InitWeather, along with Heka Works, presents the design for the world's first high altitude unmanned aerial system, capable of gathering crucial weather intelligence during a true vertical ascent up to 60,000 ft.  

The revolutionary two-stage hybrid engine is designed to operate in a variety of environmental conditions, all while minimizing environmental impacts, unlike weather balloons.

American Meteorology Society 2020 - Boston, MA

InitWeather will be in attendance at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorology Society.

Florida Aerospace Capital Forum 2019 - Orlando, FL

InitWeather is invited as a pitch finalist to present our work with AI and numerical weather prediction to develop more accurate weather forecasts for aerospace testing and launches. To date, InitWeather is the only company that is releasing their verified quantifiable results for their increased forecast accuracy using artificial intelligence.

Rise of the Rest Seed Fund 2019 - Orlando, FL

InitWeather has been selected as one of eight finalists to pitch about our use of artificial intelligence to develop more accurate weather forecasts for the energy and financial industries.

Orlando Biz Journal - 2019

Florida startup uses artificial intelligence to predict weather...   

... while weather models have come a long way since they were first used in meteorology, InitWeather's Dr. Leela Watson knew there could be a better way to predict weather....

Cultivate Conference 2018 - Fargo, ND

InitWeather has been invited to speak at Cultivate 2018, an emerging technology in agricultural conference.  InitWeather is leveraging artificial intelligence machine learning and big data to provide “hyper-local” and statistically superior weather forecasts for farmers and commodity traders.

Cade Prize 2018 - Orlando, FL

InitWeather has been chosen as one of the 2018 final four companies for the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention Award, the Cade Prize.  The Cade Prize serves to identify, recognize, and celebrate inventive minds and innovation in the state of Florida.

Moonshot Innovation Series 2017 - Space Coast, FL

InitWeather was the winner of 2017 Moonshot Innovation award, presented by Groundswell Startups and the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.

NSF SBIR Phase 1 Award - 2016

InitWeather is awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 award, for the advancement of integrating artificial intelligence and numerical weather prediction.