On Friday, June 17 and Thursday, June 23, the Government held Proposers’ Days for the next Manufacturing Innovation Institute, focused on accelerating innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with applications in the Tissue Biofabrication Ecosystem.
Proposers’ Days familiarize potential proposers with the concept and vision for the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII). They are informational only and attendance is not a prerequisite for submitting a proposal – but they provide a valuable opportunity for potential proposers to ask question about the solicitation.
You can view the agendas for both days and find contact information on the Proposers’ Day website.
Also, check out this video from a recent White House announcement focused on reducing organ waiting lists and how ATB-MII will help support life-saving initiatives.
ATB-MII will be the ninth institute in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, and the seventh led by the DoD, as part of the MIBP ManTech program. This public-private partnership will provide support to help bridge the gap between basic/early research and product development by advancing and scaling critical technologies in the manufacturing readiness level 4 to 7 range. The six other institutes led by the DoD address additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing), digital manufacturing and design, lightweight metals, integrated photonics, flexible hybrid electronics and revolutionary fibers and textiles.
Click here to read more about the Department of Defense’s role in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.