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New Manufacturing USA Technology Roadmap grant competition announced

June 24, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a new competition for awards to support industry-driven consortia in developing technology roadmaps that will address high-priority research challenges to grow the advanced manufacturing sector in the U.S. and is inviting applications to its Manufacturing USA Technology Roadmap (MfgTech) grants program.

Roadmaps should 1) address major technological barriers that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the U.S. that no single organization could tackle on its own; 2) identify and prioritize research projects supporting long-term industrial research needs; 3) create new and/or update broadly available industry-driven, shared-vision technology roadmaps to support strategic and long-range planning; and 4) catalyze development and support the maintenance of a technology infrastructure and excellence in advanced manufacturing, including identifying technology areas appropriate for potential new Manufacturing USA institutes.

The program anticipates awarding up to eight awards with a period of performance of up to 18 months each, with individual awards of up to $300,000 and no cost-share requirement. Eligibility is restricted to domestic non-federal organizations and applications are due Aug. 17. More information is available here.

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