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NIST recently hosted two webinars covering different aspects of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program and the recently announced AMTech funding opportunity. Both webinars provided a brief overview of AMTech and the 2013 funding opportunity.

The first webinar was held on August 15, 2013 and reviewed AMTech in the context of Advanced Manufacturing and other NIST programs, the AMTech evaluation criteria and performance metrics, and the evaluation and selection process for AMTech proposals. The slides presented may be viewed online. The webinar was recorded and may be viewed here.

The second webinar was held on August 20, 2013 at 2 PM ET, and covered proposal preparation details, budget and administrative requirements, and using grants.gov. The slides presented may be viewed online. The webinar was recorded and may be viewed here.

About AMTech

On July 24, 2013, NIST announced the the first competition and call for proposals for the newly established Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program.

New in 2013, AMTech is a competitive grants program intended to establish new or strengthen existing industry-led consortia in planning research that addresses high-priority challenges impeding the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

This year, AmTech will first support effective technology consortia development by providing planning grants that leverage existing or establish new industry-led consortia. Activities supported by planning grants may include detailed technology roadmaps of critical long-term industrial research challenges directly related to manufacturing-sector needs.

Subject to availability of funding, in future years AMTech also will advance industry consortia performance by funding basic and applied research directed at meeting these “long-term, pre-competitive” industrial needs identified in technology roadmaps or other planning efforts. This research approach includes broad participation by companies of all sizes, universities and government agencies. It is modeled on very successful national efforts within various industry and technology sectors.

Contact

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

Send questions about the AMTech, its activities, or this web site to: amtech@nist.gov