NIST Needs You!
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) are looking for some good ideas. They have recently announced a call for White Papers from all interested parties who have thoughts and suggestions for “critical national needs” that could be addressed via the TIP initiative. TIP is designed to make research investments in businesses, research institutions, and other entities for projects designed to address pressing national needs. For example, in 2008, TIP invested in projects related to inspecting, monitoring, and evaluating key infrastructure components such as bridges, sewer systems, and the like. The call for White Papers is designed to solicit new ideas for target areas such as manufacturing, personalized medicine, nanomaterials, and a host of other research areas. If you have ideas, there are a number of different deadlines to submit White Papers.