Project calls fulfill one of the Institute’s primary goals: fostering technology innovation and commercialization.
Project Call 4.0 (PC 4.0) focuses on areas identified in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Roadmap developed by NextFlex Technical Working Groups. This roadmap is developed by industry, government, nonprofit, and academic subject matter experts, and reviewed by the Institute’s Technical and Governing Councils. It circles back to identify gaps where the MRL lags other aspects of the FHE system.
A wide range of topics comprise this latest project call. Specifically, the six Manufacturing Thrust Area and three Technology Platform Demonstration topics for PC 4.0 are:
|Manufacturing Thrust Area||Technology Platform Demonstration|
Project Call 4.0 awarded $12 million (including $7M in cost-share contribution from participants) in funding for seven projects to further promote FHE adoption and development in the US advanced manufacturing industry.