Rapid Innovation Call – August 2022

Jul 25, 2022

America Makes announces a new Call for Topics. The projects stemming from this call will be worth approximately $400k in total funding.

Rapid Innovation Call will seek to address immediate and readily actionable needs identified by America Makes members. The Rapid Innovation Call will allow the Institute an agile framework to adapt to the evolving challenges of the supply chain via direct input from the membership. Full details will be available on July 25.

One-Step Proposal Process

The proposal process for this America Makes Project Call is a one-step process:

A full project proposal, as outlined in the RFP, is due by 5pm ET on Friday, November 4, 2022.


Announcement – Immediate Call for Topics


Kickoff Webinar


Due Date for Topics


RMAG presentation to Executive Committee


Project Call Announcement and Posting


Project Call Kick-off Webinar (Registration Required)


Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due


Responses to Proposers about Scope or Approach Due
(All questions and responses will be shared with all proposers below)


Deadline for team members receiving federal award funding to be an America Makes member


Fully Executed NDA with NCDMM (only if proposal contains proprietary information)


Full Project Proposal Submission Due Date (Note: No Concept Paper Submission)


Anticipated Decision and Notification of Project Proposal Teams


Anticipated Date to have ALL Projects on Contract


All project finalized reports and deliverables received no later than


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Team members receiving federal funding must be America Makes members.

Yes, teams may submit more than one Project Proposal.

Questions should be emailed to ric@americamakes.us. Questions will be posted to the America Makes website according to the schedule. Questions asked AFTER the scheduled Q&A session will NOT be addressed.

Yes, but only if they are members. The approval process for foreign-owned entities can take up to 4 weeks to complete, so non-members would not have sufficient time to apply and be approved prior to this deadline.

Federal dollars cannot be spent outside of the United States. It is the Lead / team’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.

Yes. The proposals will only be reviewed by the evaluation team and each team member signs a confidentiality agreement.

The owning organization should list anything that they are leveraging that is not going to be made available to the membership at the completion of the project. This could be a patent number or a description of the background IP that is being leveraged.

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Questions and Answers will be posted here on or before August 19.


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