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Materials & Manufacturing Processes (M&MP) Community of Interest (COI)
Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange
March 2017

Mark Your Calendars!


The M&MP COI invites you to participate in the 2017 M&MP COI IR&D Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) the week of 6 March 2017 at UES Incorporated, 4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH 45432.

This event is led by the M&MP cross Department of Defense (DoD) technology team composed of technical subject matter experts (SMEs) in the materials and manufacturing processes community. This announcement is extended to all industry—companies large and small—and academia with IR&D portfolios and corporate investments in M&MP science and technology (S&T).

The purpose of the M&MP COI is to provide National leadership in developing technology-based options for advanced materials and processes for the Department of Defense (DoD). The COI delivers technology products as well as the scientific and engineering expertise needed to maintain and enhance U.S. Defense capability. Due to the pervasive nature of the COI and the need to constrain the topics, we have chosen a few specific topics in four of the eight Technical Area Teams (TATs).

The M&MP COI invites IR&D projects in the following areas:

TAT 1.0 - M&MP for Structures & Protection

  • Development of Feedstocks for Additive Manufacturing

TAT 4.0 - M&MP for Power & Energy

  • Battery Material Development Efforts

TAT 5.0 - M&MP for Readiness

  • Non-Destructive Evaluation/Investigation (NDE/I) in propulsion and aircraft structures (metallic, polymer matrix composites, and ceramic matrix composites)
  • Repair technologies for propulsion and aircraft structures (metallic, polymer matrix composites, and ceramic matrix composites)
  • In-situ sensors for Systems Health Management of engines, structures, transmissions, drive train, electrical, in aircraft, ships and submarines

TAT 6.0 - M&MP for the Individual Warfighter

  • Wearable sensors and electronics for Warfighter applications
  • Lightweight/wearable Power and Energy for personal devices
  • Efficient wearable power scavenging systems
  • Lightweight, efficient and cost effective personal cooling devices
  • Robust ballistic/agile laser eye protection
  • Manufacturing technologies for individually customized/small lot production of Warfighter equipment.

If you are interested in participating...

Please don’t wait to send your expression of interest to participate in this event. Email our team email inbox at  Be advised that support contractors assist the planning team in responding to questions directed to the team email address. In your due diligence in this COI Industry Technology Engagement, we are sure you will have questions about the technical intent of the engagement, related documents and other data shared, and processes to be used in the planning and execution of these events. Address those to our team, who will make all attempts to provide you timely responses. Please check back to this webpage for updates periodically, as they will be posted on this webpage.

If you would like to share your projects...

To be invited to attend the meeting in March 2017, you must nominate corporate IR&D projects to the M&MP team who will determine the final down-selection of projects to be presented in the face-to-face meetings. Industry input should be submitted to the Defense Innovation Marketplace using the link "Submit your M&MP Technology IR&D project data here" at the right-hand-column of the M&MP webpage. Follow the input format, and submit your project summaries, with any attachments, by 4 November 2016. Upon submitting your information to the IR&D database each project summary will generate a Record Number as a unique identifier. Please email the Record Number(s) of your submission(s) to If your company already has entered IR&D Projects that you would like to have considered for the face-to-face meetings, there is no need to re-enter this data. Simply email a list of the Record Number(s) (total limit of 30 with no more than 10 in any one activity area) to the same email address NO LATER THAN 4 November 2016. Submission of these records does not guarantee participation in the event. **Please note if this is your first time responding to an announcement, keep in mind that obtaining the required access to the IR&D database takes at least one week. To obtain access to the IR&D database, please visit Submissions received after the closing date and/or not submitted through the IR&D database may not be accepted or considered.


Please note the event's official FedBizOpps announcement can be found here. All subsequent updates will be posted only to the Defense Innovation Marketplace website. Additional details for the M&MP COI can be found by linking to the M&MP Communities of Interest (COI) webpage. Thank you. We look forward to these government-industry technology engagements.


The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with industry as a result of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. Some general and limited data will be made available through this webpage. Some information we intend to share regarding this event may be classified or unclassified, and can only be released as Distribution C, D, or F material.  Again, please recognize dates and locations listed are subject to change. Refer other requests for these documents and data using the email