Request for Proposals

OMIC R&D applied research projects are designed to solve the metallurgy and manufacturing challenges faced by our member companies. Applied research focuses on designing and delivering solutions to Industry 4.0 manufacturing challenges for member companies.

Request for Proposals

General Project proposal submission information for Year 5 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) is posted below. Any OMIC R&D research member (Portland State University, Oregon State University, Oregon Tech) or OMIC R&D staff may submit a proposal. THE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR YEAR 5 IS NOW CLOSED.

The following 10 abstracts have been selected from this year’s OMIC R&D Roadmapping Process, and are the basis for proposal submittal. To learn more about the annual development of OMIC R&D General Research Projects, visit R&D Capabilities. As noted in the RFP template, researchers are highly encouraged to incorporate the use of OMIC’s onsite capabilities when appropriate.

Materials and Alloys

Additive Manufacturing


Robotics and Sensors

Submission Timeline & Information

Feb 5, 2021 - RFP Released

Download the Proposal Template

Feb 19, 2021 - Q&A Forum for Researchers, 10:00-11:30am pacific time

A summary of the questions and answers from the meeting is posted here: Q&A Summary

Mar 26, 2021 - Proposal Due Date

Submit proposals to Urmaze Naterwalla by 6pm pacific time

Jun 17, 2021 - OMIC R&D Tech Board Approval

Jun 21-30, 2021 - Award Notifications and/or Modifications

Jul 1, 2021 - Begin Contract Execution
General Project Agreement Short Forms are executed under the Master Agreement with the universities, and is expected to take no more than 3 weeks.

Questions may be submitted to Urmaze Naterwalla, Head of Research & Development at OMIC R&D.