We are now accepting proposals for our ARM-TEC-21-02: Special Call for Technology Projects! Concept papers are due on June 28, 2021 at 5:00pm and must be submitted through the ARM Member Community. You must be an ARM Institute Member to submit a proposal. Email [email protected] to learn more about membership.

This Project Call seeks to address specific needs in the manufacturing industry and support the Department of Defense (DoD). The Project Call content is based specifically on several manufacturing-focused Modernization Priorities provided by the Department of Defense and, generally, on the strategic focus areas identified in the ARM Institute Technology Investment Strategy.

There are several items that make this Project Call different, including a two-step proposal process and several NEW Special Topic Areas, including:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Robotics for Manufacturing,
  • Terrestrial Manufacturing for Space
  • Autonomy in Robotics for Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Hypersonic Components & Structures
  • Safe Manufacturing of Energetics

These Special Topic Areas were identified through joint ARM Institute/Department of Defense analysis as being the most urgent and important for the ARM ecosystem to address. Additionally, development in these areas will create significant impact in the DoD and/or commercial communities. All Concept Papers must address at least one of the Special Topic Areas to be considered for the Proposal phase.


We will host a public webinar on Thursday, June 17 at 1 PM ET to review the Project Call content and process. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register to automatically receive the webinar recording.



Direct any questions about our Project Call process or content to [email protected].

Direct any questions regarding ARM Institute Membership or access to the ARM Member Community to [email protected].

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While our project calls are publicly available, you must be an ARM Member to submit a proposal. By becoming an ARM Member, you will collaborate to secure our nation’s future, make valuable connections, and see solutions that suffered from a lack of funding be lifted off the ground. In the aftermath of COVID-19, this mission and this work has never been more important. Join today to become a part of this critical effort to lead future of manufacturing. Email [email protected] to learn more about our project calls and membership. Stay tuned to this page and join our mailing list to receive new Project Call announcements.