LIFT Announces New Phase of “Fast Forge” Technology Project Opportunities

Lightweight Materials, Materials

LIFT—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced a new phase of its “Fast Forge” program, providing opportunities for companies to submit project ideas for funding.

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Courtesy: Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT)

Launching Monday, April 1, the “Fast Forge” program at LIFT is designed to solicit exciting new lightweight materials project ideas and put teams together to rapidly develop those new technologies more rapidly than the institute’s larger programs.

There are two opportunities of engagement with the new phase of “Fast Forge”:

  • Innovator: This level is designed specifically for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to submit and lead a project, with academic support, to advance their technology.
  • Accelerator: This level is designed for larger companies and organizations to lead a project, with academics and SME partners, to move its technology forward.