RFP2 - Wave 3 & RFP2 - Wave 4 - External Evaluations & Consensus Reviews Complete

Targeting development of core Smart Manufacturing technologies and solutions

Open Project Resources

CESMII is pleased to announce two (2) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for institute roadmap projects. These RFPs are the final two waves of CESMII's second round of project requests (RFP2) launched in mid-2019. The areas of interest for these RFP waves will focus on:

The SM Innovation Platform (SMIP) is an environment that allows individual operational technology (OT) functional components to be able to interoperate, and for data to be orchestrated between these components. At the heart of SMIP are SM Profiles, an innovative way of providing the ability to move "data-in-context" from source to consumption, and between components that consume the data to provide a solution. The SMIP also includes the SM Marketplace from where OT applications and SM Profiles can be configured for developing solutions to manufacturing use cases.

Innovation Projects are designed to rapidly develop solutions to solve challenging manufacturing use cases for processes and equipment relevant for CESMII's membership. Projects must bring value rapidly (approximately 3-6 months) and will be executed in an agile manner by an interdisciplinary team led by a manufacturer. The project team will collaborate and develop a solution that includes information models (SM Profiles) and applications necessary to solve the use case.

Read the full announcement here.


All CESMII External Evaluations & Consensus Reviews for both RFP2 - Wave 3 and RFP2 - Wave 4 are complete. Awaiting DOE Final Review & Approval.


Below is available documentation to learn more about the goals of CESMII, Areas of Interest and process and deadlines for this RFP.

Proposal Submissions:

Proposals for each wave of this RFP are on separate schedules, as outlined below and in the supporting Resource documents.

RFP2 - Wave 3 Proposals

RFP2 - Wave 4 Proposals

Informational Webinar Dates:

Two (2) Informational Webinars will be held to provide information on EACH Wave of this RFP: two webinars specific to Wave 3 and two webinars specific to Wave 4. Each webinar is scheduled for sixty (60) minutes. Interested parties need only attend one webinar for either Wave of interest. 

RFP2 - Wave 3 Informational Webinars 
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RFP2 - Wave 4 Informational Webinars
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Registration is required. Please choose the appropriate webinar you'd like to attend and register using the registration link provided above.


Download the files below for all the information and templates required to successfully submit a proposal.

Questions And Answers:

Request for Proposal - Wave 3

Request for Proposal - Wave 4


May 2020

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