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The 2021 CTMA Technology Competition

On behalf of our Office of the Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness colleagues, wanted to pass on an announcement of potential interest to the community. “As you may have heard, there will…

The 2021 CTMA Technology Competition

Bill Kobren
On behalf of our Office of the Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness colleagues, wanted to pass on an announcement of potential interest to the community.

“As you may have heard, there will not be a DoD Maintenance Innovation Challenge (MIC) this year due to the cancellation of the DoD Maintenance Symposium, however, the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Innovation (CTMA) Technology Competition is open now with $100,000 in project support funding available to the winners! The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the CTMA Program seek to support the National Defense Strategy by shining a spotlight on transformative maintenance and sustainment capabilities. The CTMA Technology Competition provides an opportunity for both commercial and government sources to showcase innovative ways of making maintenance and sustainment operations more agile, effective, efficient, and affordable. NCMS is accepting submissions now – submissions are a 500 word abstract and a quad chart.  The deadline for submissions is Friday October 1, 2021.”

“The submission process is straightforward and quick. Simply use the templates on the below website to submit a short 500 word abstract and a quad chart including a graphic. Submissions will be reviewed and scored by DoD’s JTEG principals and all qualified submissions will receive a page in the CTMA Technology Competition book. Six finalists will be chosen and announced on November 1, 2021, and the finalists will virtually present their innovative solutions at an open forum on December 8, 2021. During that event, an overall award winner and a People’s Choice award winner will be named. NCMS will make available $100,000 in project support funding. The overall award winner and the People’s Choice award winner will each be awarded $50,000. This funding will go toward a selected DOD demonstration activity, to the extent permitted under the existing CTMA cooperative agreement. For more information and to submit an innovation, please visit https://www.ncms.org/ctma-competition. We thank you for your support of this year’s efforts to continue to transform maintenance and sustainment capabilities.”