NERDIC Demonstration Project Request Form

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be a defense supplier located in a New England state (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
  2. The U.S. Department of Defense must have been the ultimate recipient of products and/or services totaling at least 5% of your company’s sales in one of the last five years

Note: Priority consideration will be given to the most defense dependent suppliers.

NERDIC Ecosystem Jumpstart Selection Process →
For submitted project requests that will be conducted and presented until August 30th
NERDIC Ecosystem Standard Selection Process →
For submitted project requests that will be conducted after August 30, are ITAR/EAR controlled, or do not have the submitting company’s permission to share publicly
Contact →

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    Company Information



    AerospaceChemicalsComputer & Electronic PartsDefenseElectrical Equipment & AppliancesFabricated Metal ProductsFood, Beverage, Tobacco ProductsMachineryMotor Vehicles & PartsMedicalPlastic & Rubber ProductsOther:

    Project Contact Information

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    Model Based DefinitionAdditive ManufacturingAugmented Reality / Virtual RealityArtificial Intelligence / Cloud ComputingIndustrial Internet of Things (IIOT)CybersecurityRobotics / AutomationHorizontal and Vertical IntegrationModeling and Simulation

    Certification & Signature


    By checking this box, I certify to the best of my knowledge that the company meets the eligibility requirements for this program and that all of the information provided herein is accurate as stated. If my application is selected, I agree to participate in meetings and host visits as needed to complete the project within the program schedule. I understand that if selected, the resulting demonstration project will be presented in a live event. I agree to authorize recording of audio and visual content presented during the live event and consent to subsequent use of the recording in the public domain by CCAT unless otherwise stated. By submitting this application I agree that this information will be submitted to the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and the program partners.

    *Please do not click the submit button more than once.*

    Next Steps

    We will review your application and follow up with you as soon as possible. Projects will be selected according to the following schedule:

    • Applied Artificial Intelligence for Industry 4.0 projects selected by Early May
    • Augmented Reality for Industry 4.0 projects selected by Mid May
    • Generative Design & Additive Manufacturing projects selected by Early June

    Please note that a selection process for the NERDIC Ecosystem jumpstart phase will be used to down select projects that are not ITAR or EAR and allow the demonstration projects to be presented publicly. This does not preclude businesses from submitting technology demonstration requests for parts/files/processes that are proprietary, confidential, ITAR or export controlled. Those demonstration requests will be handled privately, with appropriate protections, between the technology provider and the business.

    Note: The following selection processes will be used to down select submitted projects for the NERDIC technology demonstrations.

    NERDIC Ecosystem Jumpstart Selection Process (used to down select submitted project requests that will be conducted and presented until August 30th)

    Selection Process Step 1 – Apply Selection Criteria

    1. Be located in one of the 6 New England States
    2. Meet the minimum required percentage of sales of products or services that ultimately benefit the U.S. Department of Defense
    3. Be engaged in manufacturing critical components that are instrumental to success of priority DOD programs
    4. Submitted technology demonstration request does not exceed 40 hours effort by technology partner (excluding DeepHow platform trial)
    5. Submitted files for technology demonstration request do not contain ITAR or EAR parts
    6. Defense suppliers submitting technology demonstration requests allow permission to record and present results of technology demonstration

    Selection Process Step 2 – In the event that more than 1 technology demonstration project results from Step 1, grade the submitted technology demonstration projects on a 1 – 10 scale (Priority consideration will be given to the most defense dependent suppliers)

    1. Does the requested project show all aspects/capabilities of the technology (grade 1-10)
    2. Will the requested project result in an easy to follow demonstration to a wide audience (grade 1-10)
    NERDIC Ecosystem Standard Selection Process (used to down select submitted project requests that will be conducted after August 30, or are ITAR/EAR controlled, or do not have the submitting company’s permission to share publicly)

    Selection Process Step 1 – Apply Selection Criteria

    1. Be located in one of the 6 New England States
    2. Meet the minimum required percentage of sales of products or services that ultimately benefit the U.S. Department of Defense
    3. Be engaged in manufacturing critical components that are instrumental to success of priority DOD programs
    4. Submitted technology demonstration request does not exceed 40 hours effort by technology partner (excluding DeepHow platform trial)

    Contact

    If you have any questions, please contact Nasir Mannan, Principal Engineer, at (860) 282-4227 or nmannan@ccat.us.

    This webpage was prepared under contract with the State of Vermont, as fiscal agent for the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, with financial support from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Regional Defense Collaboration and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.