Technology Innovation Program Seeking Proposals for Manufacturing R&D


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Technology Innovation Program Seeking Proposals for Manufacturing R&D

The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established by the 2007 America COMPETES Act is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. TIP supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through funding high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

The merit-based competitive program can fund cost-shared R&D projects by single small-sized or medium-sized businesses and joint ventures that additionally may include institutions of higher education, non-profit research organizations and national laboratories. TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million total over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million total over five years for a joint venture.

Recently, TIP announced that it is seeking proposals for high-risk, high-reward research projects in two areas of “Critical National Need”: Civil Infrastructure and Manufacturing. TIP expects to award approximately a total of $25 million in first-year funding for R&D projects focused in the two “Critical National Need” areas. For more information, including submission requirements, deadlines and the scope, visit:

For more information, contact Ken Schramko at kschramko@semi.org.

April 1, 2009