Project Calls

LIFT’s project calls offer our ecosystem the opportunity to submit proposals on topics designed to Drive American Manufacturing Into the Future. Project Calls can either be directed projects on specific topic areas from our federal partners or open to new ideas you and your organization might have.

Whichever form they take, each Project Call will have its own unique membership and submission requirements and funding opportunities, so see the open calls below for more information or contact LIFT directly with any questions.

January 12-February 7, 2023

Department of Defense Point of Need Manufacturing Challenge

To best protect and pursue our interests at home and abroad, the United States relies on a robust and innovative domestic manufacturing sector. The federal government has established Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) to be national, public-private partnerships including leaders in industry, academia, and nonprofits. The MIIs were established to develop, demonstrate, and accelerate the early adoption of advanced manufacturing by funding research, development, technology, engineering, education, and workforce development projects and by creating an ecosystem that advances advanced manufacturing.


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