NextFlex Project Call 8.0

Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Project Call (PC) 8.0 is the eighth project call issued by NextFlex. Like the preceding project calls, it is intended to advance the state of the art in manufacturing for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) and to promote the strength, competitiveness, and interconnectedness of the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem for FHE. Each NextFlex project call has a unique character and implements changes relative to past project calls, and all proposers should carefully read all sections of this guidebook to understand changes in proposal development, required content, submission, evaluation, eligibility, and selection criteria. Important considerations for PC 8.0:

• Proposal process will be 1-stage (straight to full proposal) – there is no pre-proposal round
• Discussion with NextFlex during proposal development is strongly encouraged to ensure that proposals align to the goals of the topics
• Projects are expected to be technically focused and of modest duration (maximum duration from 12 to 18 months, by topic)
• Topic areas are broadly defined, allowing proposers to determine the specific subject of their proposal; proposals should explain the importance and relevance of the chosen subject
• Alignment of proposals to DoD Critical Technology Areas is strongly encouraged (for more information, see https://www.cto.mil/usdre-strat-vision-critical-tech-areas/)