The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) established the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program to leverage the internationally acclaimed science and engineering talent and discovery capacity of Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher education to ensure that Pennsylvania remains a national and international leader in manufacturing and achieves the full economic potential for high-paying manufacturing jobs. This initiative supports manufacturing research collaborations between accredited PA colleges/universities and PA manufacturers. The goal of the program is to enable these institutions to seamlessly bring their capabilities to bear to support industrial innovation and position the Commonwealth at the forefront of the next wave of manufacturing.
Through the COVID-19 Challenge opportunity, DCED seeks to engage PA colleges and universities in the rapid development and deployment of new technologies, products and processes with the potential to positively impact the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposals are due by May 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative is the fiscal agent for this program.