Submissions Due by 5pm ET on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Rapid Innovation Call – August 2021

America Makes announces a new Rapid Innovation Call (RICs) for Projects with six topics worth $500K in total funding.

This RIC was announced at America Makes TRX on August 3, 2021.
View RIC Presentation Slides from TRX

One-Step Proposal Process

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

A full project proposal, as outlined in the RFP, is due by 5pm ET on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Dates/Deadlines:

Project Call Announcement and Posting 8/3/2021
Industry Day – TRX @ OSU 8/3/2021
Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due 8/12/2021
Responses to Proposers about Scope or Approach Due
(All questions and responses will be shared with all proposers on this web page.)
8/16/2021
Deadline for proposal lead and team members receiving federal award funding to complete a fully executed America Makes Membership Agreement 8/19/2021
Fully Executed NDA with NCDMM (if proposal contains proprietary information) 8/19/2021
Full Project Proposal Submission Due Date 9/2/2021
Anticipated Decision and Selection of Projects 9/20/2021
Anticipated Date to have ALL Projects on Contract 11/1/2021
All project finalized reports and deliverables received by NCDMM no later than 5/27/2022

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