NIST invites proposals from current MEP Centers to pilot test approaches to providing needed technology acceleration assistance to small and mid-sized U. S. manufacturers through the establishment of meaningful and results oriented collaborations between the nationwide system of Centers operating as
part of the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program and the public-private manufacturing innovation Institutes operating as part of Manufacturing USA (previously known as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and referred to as Manufacturing USA Institutes).
The emphasis of these Pilot Projects will be to demonstrate ways to more fully leverage the assets and resources of the national MEP Program to provide assistance to small U. S. manufacturers in technology areas that are the focus of the Manufacturing USA Institutes.
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2017-NIST-MEP-EMUSA-01 Full Announcement/FFO documentAdditional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants for this program are MEP Centers receiving current cooperative agreement funding from NIST.
An applicant MEP Center must form a collaboration, teaming arrangement, or other appropriate relationship with one (1) or more of the four (4) Manufacturing USA Institutes identified in Section I.
of this FFO.
These four (4) Manufacturing USA Institutes are not currently hosting embedded MEP Center representatives in residence at their Institute locations as the result of the 2016-NIST-MEP-ENNMI-01 funding opportunity.
These four Manufacturing USA Institutes are: America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute; Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT); The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Institute, and The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2016/10/17/mep_embedding_mep_into_nnmi_institutes_ffo_final_10-17-16.pdfContact:
Christopher HuntonManagement and Program AnalystPhone 301-975-5718 Agency Email Description:
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email@example.com Date Posted:
2016-10-17Application Due Date: