Partner Highlight: National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium that makes connections with government and industry. It assists with contracting vehicles for government and helps streamline complex accounting requirements. Through many connection avenues, the Northwest Tech Bridge and NCMS collaborate closely in solving real time DOD problems and technology gaps.

NCMS maintains an interactive website where industry can find open and previous problem sets that are in need of solutions. By visiting this site, qualified candidates are able to submit simplified proposals to be considered for award.

NCMS ACTIVE SOLICITATION: Technology Competition
NCMS and the CTMA Program seek to support the National Defense Strategy by shining a spotlight on transformative maintenance and sustainment capabilities. The CTMA Technology Competition provides an opportunity for both commercial and government sources to showcase innovative ways of making maintenance and sustainment operations more agile, effective, efficient, and affordable. The review and selection process will be overseen by top DOD maintenance leaders, providing great exposure to all.
Submissions are encouraged by the government, academia, and industry.  The submission period is now open and will close on Friday, April 14, 2023. Six finalists will be selected to give presentations to the judges at the Partners Meeting June 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans. At that time, two winners will be named:
An Overall Award winner, to be selected by the judges
A People’s Choice Award winner, to be selected by the audience attending the finalists’ presentations

PRIZES: NCMS will make available $100,000 in project support funding. The Overall Award winner and the People’s Choice Award winner will each be awarded $50,000 in CTMA project support funding. This funding will go toward a selected DOD demonstration activity, to the extent permitted under the existing CTMA cooperative agreement.