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.

Dates/Deadlines:

Announcement – Immediate Call for Topics

7/25/2022

Kickoff Webinar

8/1/2022

Due Date for Topics

8/26/2022

RMAG presentation to Executive Committee

9/27/2022

Project Call Announcement and Posting

10/3/2022

Project Call Kick-off Webinar (Registration Required)

10/10/2022

Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due

10/13/2022

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

10/19/2022

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

10/21/2022

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

10/21/2022

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

11/4/2022

Anticipated Decision and Notification of Project Proposal Teams

11/30/2022

Anticipated Date to have ALL Projects on Contract

1/1/2023

All project finalized reports and deliverables received no later than

6/1/2023

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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