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TIP's Competition in 2010

December 22, 2010--The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announced awards initiating $46 million ($22 million from TIP) for nine projects targeting innovative manufacturing technologies in fields ranging from biopharmaceuticals and electronics to renewable energy sources and energy storage.

"Keeping our nation's high-tech industries at the forefront of innovation is a key component to maintaining and improving U.S. industrial competitiveness in an increasingly competitive world," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. "Through these TIP awards, we will help advance cutting-edge research in major growth sectors of 21st century manufacturing, including renewable energy and advanced pharmaceuticals."

For a summary of the TIP 2010 Competition in "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes," see our TIP At-A-Glance Fact Sheet.

For details on all TIP Funded Projects, see our Funded Projects page.

TIP's Competition in 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 -- TIP announces today that a total twenty projects are awarded, representing up to a potential of $146 million in new high-risk, high-reward research, $71 million of it to be funded by TIP. Awarded projects from the FY 2009 competition demonstrate TIP’s commitment to multidisciplinary approaches and to encouraging broad teaming arrangements. Thirty-eight research participants are involved in the twenty projects, with eleven single applicants and nine joint ventures. Sixteen of those 38 participants are universities with four joint ventures led by universities. TIP offers a unique opportunity for funding university-industry cutting edge research.

Awarded projects address critical national needs in Manufacturing and Civil Infrastructure. The scope of these two areas that were the subject of this second TIP solicitation can be found in the March, 2009, TIP white papers, "Accelerating the Incorporation of Materials Advances into Manufacturing Processes” and "Advanced Sensing Technologies and Advanced Repair Materials for the Infrastructure: Water Systems, Dams, Levees, Bridges, Roads, and Highways."For a summary of the TIP 2009 Competition in Manufacturing and Civil Infrastructure, see our TIP At-A-Glance Fact Sheet.

For details on all TIP Funded Projects, see our Funded Projects page.



TIP's First Competition in 2008

In June 2008, TIP published a white paper describing the scope of its first solicitation – “Advanced Sensing Technologies for the Infrastructure: Roads, Highways, Bridges and Water Systems.” The solicitation called for implementable, usable, and accurate sensing systems for the effective measurement of explicit infrastructure performance characteristics such as fatigue, corrosion, stress, usage, damage, etc. These new sensing technologies could provide increased security and safety for key critical infrastructure elements.

TIP announced in January 2009 nine projects for award, representing up to $88.2 million in new research, $42.5 million of it funded by TIP. Awarded projects from the first competition demonstrated TIP’s commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches and to encouraging broad teaming arrangements. Thirty-five research participants are involved in the nine projects. Nine of those 35 participants are universities with four joint ventures led by universities. TIP offers a unique opportunity for funding university-industry cutting edge research.

For a summary of the TIP 2008 Competition in Civil Infrastructure, see our TIP At-A-Glance Fact Sheet.

For details on all TIP Funded Projects, see our Funded Projects page.