Emerging Technology in Advanced Manufacturing and Cybersecurity

MxD is committed to improving U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and is at the leading edge of emerging digital manufacturing technologies. Through the Emerging Technology program, academic institutions have an opportunity to receive funding to aid in the development of early stage (TRL 3-6), applied research in digital manufacturing and cybersecurity research in manufacturing. 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 who are non-MxD members and Minority Serving Institutions.

About the Project

MxD is releasing a Request for Proposals targeted at academic institutions to aid in the development of early-stage (TRL 3-6) applied research in digital manufacturing and cybersecurity research in manufacturing. Through these investments, MxD seeks to partner with academia on early-stage technology and cybersecurity R&D to better define our technology road mapping, strategic investment planning, and preparation for future technology topics 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 and its industry members are most interested in the development of technologies in the following key cutting-edge domain areas: Physical Process Knowledge and Improvement, Digital Process Knowledge and Improvement, and Cybersecurity. MxD anticipates awarding multiple projects for both the Emerging Technologies in Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Research in Manufacturing for $75,000, not inclusive of the expected cost share.

RFP responses are due on or before
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CT

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

Proposals must be submitted by an academic institution. MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award. For questions or more information, contact projects@mxdusa.org.

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