The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced the selection of its first public-private partnership projects to advance Smart Manufacturing (SM) technologies in the US. The ten selected projects, which range in duration from 12 months to 24 months, will receive funding of approximately $10 million in addition to providing an additional $6 million in cost share to advance Smart Manufacturing (SM) technologies.
Forty-one proposals were submitted in collaboration with 62 organizations and spanned six Technical Areas of Interest that propose to bridge the gaps in SM technologies facing US industries today. Proposals focused on enabling technologies including: Cross-cutting R&D and Reusability, Process and Controls, Sensors, Data Modeling for Machine Learning and Data-Centric Analytics, SM Platform Infrastructure, and Business Practices and Workforce Development.
CESMII members that participated in the project call included a number of leading institutions, government laboratories and industries across the US.