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  1. MN: Advanced Manufacturing & Nanotechnology

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Advanced Manufacturing (M)  The Advanced Manufacturing subtopic aims to support all current and emerging aspects of manufacturing innovations that have the potential to develop new areas in advanced manufacturing as well as rejuvenate the nation’s manufacturing sector by improving its’ efficiency, competitiveness, and sustainability. Proposals should be driven by technological ad ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  2. M1: Manufacturing Technologies

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Innovative technologies for the processing of a variety of single-component and multi-component materials, including biological materials, flexible electronics, ceramics, polymers, metals, alloys, and novel composites using processes such as casting, forming, machining and joining, and robotics. Proposals that lead to significantly improved efficiency (in terms of materials, energy, time, or money ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  3. M2: Bio-Inspired Manufacturing

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Nature has a multitude of examples of complex materials and systems that go well beyond the current capabilities of synthetic systems.  Furthermore, biomimetic concepts will account for an estimated $1.2 trillion in global economic development, and have already contributed to familiar products like Velcro and wind turbines.     While industry has traditionally used “hea ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  4. M3: Additive Manufacturing Components & Systems

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Additive Manufacturing is the construction of complex three-dimensional parts from 3D digital model data by depositing successive layers of material. Innovations in materials, processes or machines that permit manufacturing through a layering process, including 3D/4D printing, to achieve fabrication of a range of products and the use of metal, polymer, ceramic, and biological materials to manufact ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  5. M4: Modeling & Simulation

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Innovations in the modeling and simulation of enterprise operations, manufacturing processes for intermediate or finished products, machines and equipment, predictive modeling of tooling and machine performance and discrete event simulation of manufacturing systems. Innovative approaches that bring the benefits of cloud computing and/or big data analytics to the manufacturing sector are especially ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  6. M5: Cybermanufacturing

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Although web-based accessibility has both expanded and transformed most service industries,  manufacturing services lag.  This topic emphasizes research enabling the commercialization of software tools and systems for making manufacturing services accessible to more customers and more customers available to manufacturers.  Current manufacturing software applications are predominant ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  7. M6: Personalized Manufacturing / Maker Manufacturing / Maker to Manufacturer

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Proposals centered on innovative, new-to-the-world manufacturing methods and machines leading to mass customization are invited. The applications may include (but are not limited to) health-related products, clothing, footwear, furniture, ear buds, headbands, hearing aids etc. The resultant products may need to be cost competitive with the relevant mass manufactured products. Proposals may include ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  8. M7: Transportation Technologies

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Proposed projects might include (but are not limited to) the reduction of engine emissions; the reduction of greenhouse gases resulting from combustion; vehicle weight reduction; vehicle components; improved engine and fuel efficiency; reduction of SOx, NOx, and particulates resulting from combustion; reduction in wear and environmental pollutants. Projects may include technologies of commercial i ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  9. M8: Human-Centric Industrial Technologies

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New technologies that sense surroundings and learn from data are bringing intelligence to service systems, allowing them to center on people by incorporating individuals’ feedback and input. These systems create more value through adaptive and individualized interactions. From healthcare to transportation to advanced manufacturing, service systems make our lives safer, easier and more produc ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  10. M9: Manufacturing for Emerging Markets

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Transformative technological innovations that enable the manufacturing of ultra-low-cost products designed to tap into the vast commercial potential of global underserved markets. The proposals must aim to produce products that are affordable and that have significant societal impact in the intended markets such as enhancing accessibility, reducing environmental impact, improving health, etc.  ...

    STTR National Science Foundation

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