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Project Call 2.0

Project Call 2.0

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) announces Project Call 2.0, a ~$3.0M investment in new development to expand technology capabilities and jumpstart key areas of strategic technology growth towards the scaling of advanced functional fiber and fabric technologies. More information on the scope of Project Call 2.0 is provided in the Project Call 2.0 Guidebook in the Resources section below.

Project Call 2.0 Topics

Below is high level information on the PC 2.0 topics. The General Webinar and Topic Announcement will provide further details on the specific scope of each topic as identified from input from a range of industry and government partners.

PC 2.0 Topics:

Topic 2.1: Team System Demonstration – Full system integration that utilizes multiple technologies in the area of smart electronic textiles.
Topic 2.2: Materials and Process Assessment – Assessment of key design rule metrics and robustness of commercially available electronic materials for their use in electronic textiles.
Topic 2.3: Textile Device Advancement – MRL advancement of electronic textile devices.
Topic 2.4: Textile Device Connectors and Integration Strategies – Advanced strategies for robust connectors and device placement that supports an increase in MRL for electronic textiles.
Topic 2.5: Textile Technology Translation – MRL and/or TRL advancement of a textile-based technology innovation for small business and start-up companies.

Important Due Dates

Pre-proposals should be submitted via email: proposals@affoa.org by 5:00 PM PST on June 13th, 2021.

Full proposals should be submitted via email: proposals@affoa.org by 5:00 PM PST on July 9th, 2021.

Questions or Seeking a Consultation:

Please use this form to ask any questions or to schedule a consultation about Project Call 2.0.

Questions and Consultation Request Form 

AFFOA STARTS

Are you representing a startup company?  AFFOA is teaming up with the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) for a STARTS event as part of the awardee selection process for Project Call 2.0 Topic 2.5, focused on accelerating startup company textile technologies. An informational ‘Ask Me Anything’ event will be held on June 7th from 1 PM – 2 PM EST.  Talks will be provided by subject matter experts from AFFOA, US DEVCOM and the textiles industry. For more information and registration, please follow this link.

About AFFOA:

AFFOA is a non-profit, public private partnership one of the DoD funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes headquartered in Cambridge, MA. AFFOA’s mission is to “Rekindle the domestic textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & fabric technology development and manufacturing, enabling revolutionary system capabilities for national security and commercial markets”.

AFFOA’s strength is its ability to engage with the United States textile community to meet their needs and build a robust ecosystem of collaboration. More information on AFFOA membership, as well as the current membership network can be found on AFFOA’s website.

Please note that funding in this call is contingent on being an AFFOA member at the time of award. If you are interested in becoming a member of AFFOA’s network or learning more, please contact info@affoa.org 

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Response Deadline: 07.09.2021

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