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NIST Awards $7.8 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants - NEW


Welcome to the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program.

Launched in 2013, AMTech is a competitive grants program intended to establish new or strengthen existing industry-driven consortia that address high-priority research challenges impeding the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States. The AMTech program funds broad participation across the value-chain including companies of all sizes, universities and government agencies. It is modeled on successful national efforts within various industry and technology sectors.

Through the competitive planning grants it offers, AMTech incentivizes the formation and strengthening of industry-driven technology consortia in areas of national importance in advanced manufacturing. Activities supported by Planning Awards include detailed technology roadmaps of critical advanced manufacturing technologies and associated long-term industrial research challenges.

On May 7, 2015 the second set of AMTech awards were announced.  These sixteen (16) Planning Awards, totaling $7.8 million, will identify critical gaps in advanced manufacturing technology infrastructure, and create industry-drive technology roadmaps. They will establish and support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges and to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Subject to availability of funding, in future years AMTech anticipates it will also offer competitive Project Awards to industry-driven technology consortia that will fund basic and applied research directed at meeting the “long-term, pre-competitive” industry research needs identified in AMTech supported technology roadmaps or other planning efforts.


Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program
NIST Advanced Manufacturing Program Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1000
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000
Phone: (301) 975-2830

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