AFRL Additive Manufacturing Modeling Challenge Series

Four Challenges to Predict the Internal Structure and Resultant Performance of Metallic Components Produced by AM

By challenging the brightest minds from industry and academia, the AFRL AM Modeling Challenge Series will be influential in the development of solutions focused on validating/improving the accuracy of model predictions for metal AM.  The goal of the AFRL AM Challenge Series is to make high-pedigree calibration data sets available to modelers to use in the calibration of the developed models as it directly relates to predicting the internal structure and resultant performance of AM metallic components. $150K to be divided up among awardees.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

NFL Helmet Challenge

$2 Million in HeadHealthTECH Funding Available

The NFL is making up to $2 million in HeadHealthTECH grant funding available to Helmet Challenge applicants to support the development of their helmet prototypes. Applications are being accepted from November 15, 2019 – January 23, 2020. Grants will be awarded in March 2020.

The HeadHealthTECH Challenge series is operated on behalf of Football Research, Inc. by Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and aims to create incentives for helmet manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, universities and others to develop and commercialize new and improved protective equipment, including helmets.

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Video recordings of the presentations from the Symposium held in November are now available HERE.

All details regarding the NFL Helmet Challenge can be found HERE.

As a reminder, the NFL is making up to $2 million in HeadHealthTECH grant funding available to Helmet Challenge applicants to support the development of their helmet prototypes. The HeadHealthTECH Helmet Challenge grant program is open now through March 23, 2020. Details, including the official rules, can be found HERE.

Lastly,  a Linked In forum has been created to engage with potential applicants to the NFL Helmet Challenge. LinkedIn members are welcome to join the NFL Helmet Challenge group HERE.

Please reach out to helmetchallenge@nfl.com with any questions.

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