Emerging Technology in Advanced Manufacturing & Cybersecurity Research in Manufacturing

This program is intended to enable MxD to partner with academic institutions on early-stage technology and cybersecurity R&D to better define our strategic investment planning, while also providing value to our academic and industry partners. 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.

About the Project

MxD is releasing a Request for Proposals aimed at academic institutions to aid in the development of early-stage (TRL 3-6), applied research in digital manufacturing, and cybersecurity research in manufacturing. The proposals should focus on three key problem spaces that have been identified by MxD members as vital to advancing industry 4.0 digital engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain operations. 

Proposals should address one of the following problem spaces: Intelligent Interoperability; Virtual Validation, Verification, and Conformity Assessment; and Supply Chain Connectivity for SMMs. Successful “Emerging Technology” projects have the potential to define larger, more specific, MxD research projects in the future. Proposals are strongly encouraged from academic institutions that are non-MxD members and Minority Serving Institutions.

RFP responses are due on or before
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CT.

Proposals must be submitted by teams, and MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award. To facilitate project teaming, MxD will compile and disseminate contact information from parties interested in Team Formation during the first month of the proposal period.

If you are interested in submitting your contact info to this distribution list, please email projects@mxdusa.org.

Emerging Technology Information Session

Please join MxD's community for a virtual Projects Information Session on July 12, 2022. The purpose of this event is to provide organizations and/or teams the opportunity to learn more about the Emerging Technology program and RFP, MxD’s proposal process, and tips on developing a winning proposal.

The Emerging Technology Information Session is scheduled for
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m. CT.

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

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

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