The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a total of $1.2 million to four organizations to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation across industries. The projects span a wide variety of industries and technologies, from microelectronics to biomanufacturing to building a resilient U.S. manufacturing supply chain.
The grants, awarded to universities, a nonprofit, and a consortium, are the first conferred by NIST’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Roadmap Program (MfgTech). The individual awards of up to $300,000 will fund projects for a period of up to 18 months to address national priorities for microelectronics competitiveness and vaccine manufacturing capabilities. NIST plans to make additional awards under different categories.