ARM Institute Project Call
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) is soliciting proposals that respond to specific needs of industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) in two areas – Technology and Education & Workforce Development. Each has similar, but not exact requirements, for participation.
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Project Call Overview
To best protect and pursue our interests at home and abroad, the United States relies on a robust and innovative domestic manufacturing sector. The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (“ARM Institute” or “ARM”), a national, public-private partnership among leaders in industry, academia, and nonprofits, was established to demonstrate and accelerate the early adoption of novel robotic solutions by funding technology and workforce training projects and by creating an ecosystem that advances robotics technology and education. Increased productivity gained by collaborative robotic automation will help create new jobs to build, manage, and maintain the robots, promote on-shoring by manufacturers, and replace dangerous jobs with safer jobs.
ARM is soliciting proposals that respond to specific needs of industry and the Department of Defense (DoD). Proposals must address one or more of ARM’s goals:
- empower American workers to compete with low-wage workers abroad
- help create and sustain new jobs to secure U.S. national prosperity
- lower the technical, operational, and economic barriers to adopt robotics technologies
- assert U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing
This Project Call contains topics for both Technology and Education and Workforce Development. Both the Technology and Education Workforce Development Project Calls will follow the same two-step process outlined below. The goal of this two-step process is to solicit a broad range of project concepts in Step 1, while making efficient use of the proposer’s bid and proposal resources and ARM Institute evaluation resources.
Step One: Concept Paper
Proposers will submit a concept paper that briefly describes the proposed projects using the ARM Institute provided format. Proposers can download the necessary concept paper forms and ARM Institute guidelines by clicking on the desired project call button at the top and bottom of this page.
The ARM Institute will then evaluate all submitted concept papers and invite proposers whose concept papers adequately address the criteria to continue to Step Two and submit a full proposal.
Step Two: Full Proposals
This step is by invitation from the ARM Institute only following the concept paper review; only invited proposals will be considered for award. Details will be provided upon invitation.