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BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA): Proposals for DOD Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR) Due February 7

More than 100 topics are listed here. A subset are relevant to flexible hybrid electronics, including:

  • Low temperature copper inks for low-cost flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing
  • In-Ear Monitoring for Hearing Protection Compliance and Noise Hazard Exposure
  • Chronological Sweat Sensor Patch for Real-Time Human Molecular Biomarker Monitoring
  • Compact Speaker Array for Clinical Testing of Ear-level Devices
  • Medical Sensors Powered by Human Generated Energy
  • Alternative Manufacturing Technologies for Bridging and Structural Applications
  • Compact UHF/VHF Antenna

Proposals submission and additional information can be found at the DOD SBIR/STTR submission website.

DESIGN CHALLENGE: U.S. Marines Modular Logistics Vehicle Due February 10

A team of Marines has turned a fleet of standard off-the-shelf utility vehicles into highly customized vehicles that can now serve a wide range of diverse tasks. Ideas are sought to design a new modular vehicle system that meets a range of logistical missions, including the application of FHE for Automotive concepts.

For more information, please click here.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA): Office of Naval Research Seeks White Papers for Manufacturing Engineering Education Program Due February 16

The “Manufacturing Engineering Education Program” was recently established by the U.S. Department of Defense to support industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused, engineering training at United States institutions of higher education, industry, nonprofit institutions, and consortia of such institutions or industry. It will establish new or to enhance existing programs (or collections of programs) to better position the current and next-generation manufacturing workforce to produce military systems and components that assure technological superiority for DoD.

Manufacturing technologies of particular interest include, but are not limited to: manufacturing of lightweight structures, systems, and materials; robotics for manufacturing; manufacturing to exploit nanotechnology; manufacturing of components and systems for power generation, storage, or distribution; manufacturing of multi-functional electronics and/or optical devices; or other manufacturing technologies of regional or industrial sector of interest.

For more information, please download this FOA.

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