Emerging Technologies in Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Research in Manufacturing

Technology breakthroughs can be unpredictable, but MxD is continuously monitoring and evaluating rapidly evolving transformative manufacturing technologies through investing in its academic partners.

About the Project

MxD is excited to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) to fund multiple projects to support academic institutions in the furtherment of early stage (TRL 3-6) applied research in digital manufacturing and cybersecurity research in manufacturing. MxD plays an important role in connecting industry partners with the resources they need to better understand novel technologies that will have the highest impact to their businesses. Through early engagement with industry stakeholders, researchers will be able to better structure their work to have maximum impact in the future. MxD is coming together with its industry partners to provide funding, guidance, and feedback for early stage, applied research in the following topic areas:

Emerging Technology in Manufacturing:
• Physics Based Digital Twins
• Model-based Systems Engineering
• Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
• Advanced IIoT Sensors

Cybersecurity Research in Manufacturing:
• Cloud Manufacturing Digital Twins for
• Modeling Attacks
• Quantum Encryption of Data
• New Operating Technologies
• 5G & Wi-Fi 6 for Manufacturing

This is an annual program with the potential for up to three years of funding per project.

RFP White Paper responses are due on or before
Thursday, September 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CT

MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award.

For questions or more information, contact projects@mxdusa.org.

Note: All project work must be performed in the United States.

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