Open Project Calls

The Institute is collecting proposals for these open solicitations and will evaluate them following their submission deadline.

  • DMDII-16-03 Seamless Work Flows from Design to Fabrication

    The goal of this Project Call Topic is to develop software solutions that significantly reduce the manual input and expertise required to rapidly translate designs into fabricated parts during manufacturing, and thus to fully utilize the capabilities of available machine tools.

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  • DMDII-16-04 Real-Time Optimization of Factory Operations

    The objective of this Project Call Topic is to improve factory decision-making by transforming raw data into meaningful and useful information for analysis and decision recommendations. Example analytical tools include online analytical processing, data mining, complex event processing, text mining, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and active performance management.

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  • DMDII-16-05 Low-Cost Robotics and Automation

    This Project Call Topic seeks robotics and automation solutions that are affordable, reconfigurable, and adaptable, and that exhibit the precision, repeatability, and productivity of conventional automated solutions. They must also exhibit flexibility at a cost that makes them accessible to small and midsize businesses.

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  • DMDII-16-06 Human Systems Integration

    This Project Call Topic aims to develop digital and physical technologies to improve human systems integration through data collection and analysis to reduce the costs and inefficiencies that stem from industrial workers performing tasks in environments that do not adequately take into account human size variation or capabilities.

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Project Calls Under Review

Submitted proposals for closed solicitations will be reviewed by the Institute. Upon evaluation, offerors will be notified of their award status.

Active Projects

Projects the Institute is currently facilitating work on.