America Makes Announces Call for Topics for Next Rapid Innovation Call

June 01, 2021 | Categories: America Makes News

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. America Makes announces a call for topics for its next Rapid Innovation Call (RIC). The Institute is seeking topic submissions by July 2, 2021 with the intent to officially launch a RIC at the beginning of August when future funding opportunities will be made available.

The RIC project model provides the Institute with an agile framework to adapt and pivot quickly to the evolving challenges of the supply chain via direct input from its membership community and/or government stakeholders.

***RIC Timeline and Details***

Launch: June 1, 2021

Informational Webinar: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT. Registration is required.

Topic Submission Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 before 5 p.m. EDT

RIC Project Topic(s) Announcement: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ TRX

RIC Project Kickoff Webinar: Monday, August 9, 2021. Time to be determined. Registration will be required.

Eligibility: All participants (lead and sub proposers) must be America Makes members.

Full Project Proposal Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 2, 2021 before 5 p.m. EDT

Anticipated Award(s) Announcement: Monday, September 20, 2021

More information, details, and participant guidelines for the RIC Call for Topics can be found at


About America Makes

America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Visit to learn more.