Aliya Grig has a 12-year background in hardware tech and urban development. She successfully launched and sold two hardware startups - technology for creating solid oxide fuel cells, and aluminum scandium alloy for the aerospace industry - raising $220m for these projects with key customers - Boeing, Bloom Energy, Mitsubishi.
Aliya's other projects include three space tech startups for 3D printing in space; a light launch vehicle start-up; also cubesat technologies were created and received its first customers. Two of the space tech startups were successfully sold to strategic investors.
Aliya's projects received awards from ESA (European Space Agency), CDL (Creative Destruction Lab), Starburst (as an innovative startup for space mobility). Aliya participated as a space habitation expert in NASA's competition to construct a Mars base in 2017 with Apis Cor.
Aliya was listed as one of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in Europe by Forbes magazine and Top 100 women entrepreneurs in AI and Big data by Leta Capital.