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NIST Competition: $25M for Manufacturing Research Projects

April 21, 2010

A competition for high-risk, high-reward research funding recently was announced under the Technology Innovation Program (TIP). The goal is to improve critical manufacturing processes that reduce costs, save time, increase quality or reduce waste to dramatically improve the competitiveness of process-based industries, including the biomanufacturing sector, which produces vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals. To fund the program in its first year, $25 million may be available for up to 25 projects. The deadline to apply is July 15. Proposals are sought in three areas, which are described in greater detail at: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/20100413_TIP_comp_announce.html