Call for Projects: Advanced Manufacturing Node

Call for Projects to Support Technology, Infrastructure, and Workforce Development

JVIC Advanced Manufacturing Node Grant Program

The Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) at Missouri State University recently received funding from the Missouri Technology Corporation through its Advanced Manufacturing Resiliency Grant program – and is now accepting proposals under the first Call for Projects for the JVIC Advanced Manufacturing Node Grant Program. 

Investing in Infrastructure

The manufacturing of essential products has become reliant on production outside of the United States, which potentially jeopardizes a reliable supply chain for domestic consumption. The JVIC Advanced Manufacturing Node Grant Program aims to change that. The program is designed to invest in infrastructure for industries that are fundamental to the national security of the U.S.  The competitive grants will be awarded to private sector projects focusing on technology, infrastructure or workforce development to support and grow the semiconductor industry sector in Missouri.

Leveraging Missouri’s NextFlex Node

On Aug. 1, 2022, NextFlex, a leading member of the Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes focused on Semiconductors and Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE), announced the approval of the Missouri Node at JVIC to increase the volume, pace and coordination of FHE and other needed semiconductor technology developments. The Manufacturing USA network is operated by the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, which is headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and operates in partnership with:

  • The Department of Defense
  • The Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • The National Science Foundation
  • The Department of Education
  • The Department of Agriculture
  • The Department of Health and Humans Services
  • The Department of Labor

By design, the Node will foster collaboration with and among private businesses by providing access to facilities, equipment and infrastructure to rapidly deploy design, development and manufacturing adoption. National security and supply chain initiatives are addressed at the Nodes by facilitating technology innovation, accelerating the development of the manufacturing workforce, and promoting a much needed, sustainable advanced manufacturing ecosystem within the United States.

How to Apply

Here you may download the Call for Projects proposal form, which contains guidelines and scoring criteria. All proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on June 15, 2023. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact:

Allen Kunkel
Associate Vice President for Economic Development
Director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center

All submissions must be submitted electronically by email to by June 15, 2023 for consideration.