A Collaborative Innovation Environment
OMIC R&D brings together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment where “outside-in” applied research with faculty and university students solves real problems for advanced manufacturers. Our direct-to-production applied research addresses relevant problems with immediate manufacturing responses. This type of rapid response in an innovation environment that is right “on the floor” adds value and addresses problem sets in a timely manner.
"Boeing needs to be on the cutting edge of technology, and OMIC R&D will provide the world-class equipment and facilities that are critical for our success. The industry/university research partnerships supported by OMIC R&D are critical to our technology development."
As a manufacturing R&D center, OMIC is identifying and developing unique technologies and expertise that can be transferred to regional, national, and international enterprises. OMIC R&D is based on the understanding that investing in research and innovation alone is not sufficient to create a dynamic innovation-based economy; the research must be focused on helping indigenous industry increase competitiveness and be embedded in the local economy.
The OMIC R&D membership model provides a pathway for industry to engage across their organizations on critical technology needs by sharing and leveraging research and development costs in a collaborative environment. The enterprise delivers an affordable means for manufacturers of all sizes to develop and access innovative new tools, techniques, and unique proprietary technologies, providing a strategic and competitive advantage that would not otherwise be available to them.
Research and Proposals
OMIC R&D industry and research members are invited to submit ideas for applied research projects in advanced metals manufacturing and materials science that are considered to be of value to industry. To submit an idea, members should complete the Conceptual Abstract Template and submit as described in the Call for Proposals.