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May 19, 2014 - NIST awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries. Awarded to universities and other non-profit organizations, grants are the first conferred by NIST’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. They range from $378,900 to $540,000 for a period of up to 2 years.

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Original Press Release

11 New Consortia to Be Launched; Partnerships Span Industries, Link to Universities

Press release date: May 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded today 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries.

The grants, awarded to universities and other non-profit organizations, are the first conferred by NIST’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. They range from $378,900 to $540,000 for a period of up to two years.

The funded projects will identify and rank research and development goals, define workforce needs and initiate other steps toward speeding technology development and transfer and improving manufacturing capabilities. Project collaborations span a wide variety of industries and technologies, from flexible-electronics manufacturing to biomanufacturing and from pulp-and-paper manufacturing to forming and joining technologies.

To read the press release, go to: http://www.nist.gov/director/amtech-050814.cfm

To read descriptions of the projects and to view maps showing locations of the recipients and their funded partners, go to: http://www.nist.gov/amo/fundedawards.cfm

Mark Bello
Public and Business Affairs
National Institute of Standards and Technology
301.975.3776
mark.bello@nist.gov




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