2020 Materials Innovation Challenge

2020 Materials Innovation Challenge

WHAT: The 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge is a competitive program that offers advanced materials companies the opportunity to partner with University of Rhode Island Professors Arun Shukla, Sumanta Das, or Helio Matos — three of the most preeminent advanced materials researchers in the country — to complete funded projects.

WHEN: The application period has now closed. Awarded projects will begin in early 2021.

WHY: 401 Tech Bridge has funding available to help businesses partner with the University of Rhode Island to further advanced materials research, testing and validation. The Challenge supports projects with the University of Rhode Island’s Dynamic Photomechanics Laboratory or the Multiscale & Multiphysics Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory.

WHO: Innovators, business and technical leads from companies with an interest in advanced materials research should plan to apply. Applicants do not need to be Rhode Island-based or of a certain size to submit.

Learn more and watch the informational webinar

The 401 Tech Bridge Materials Innovation Challenge is supported by MEP National Network, NIST, URI Business Engagement Center, URI College of Engineering and URI Ventures