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EDA Tech Hubs Program & NSF Seeks Input on new TIP Directorate

EDA Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs — Net-Zero Advanced Manufacturing Working Group

The Division of Research and Economic Development is convening a working group around Net-Zero Advanced Manufacturing concepts in anticipation of the Economic Development Agency (EDA) releasing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the EDA Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs). The EDA Tech Hubs program is an economic development initiative to drive technology- and innovation-centric growth that leverages existing R&D strengths, technology demonstration, and deployment capacities (public and private) within a region to catalyze the creation of good jobs for American workers at all skill levels equitably and inclusively.

This working group will explore possible Net-Zero Advanced Manufacturing concepts that support and accelerate regional economic development, map to the National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing, and align with Boise State strengths. Potential concepts include — but are not limited to — design, construction, and operation of net-zero data centers, sustainable building materials, sustainable and advanced materials for clean energy, critical minerals, and food and beverage processing.

This is the first of several major initiatives we anticipate the working group will pursue. If you are interested in participating, or have ideas for other concepts, please complete this Google Form by May 10, 2023. If you have any questions about the working group, please contact Chad Watson (

NSF Seeks Input on New TIP Directorate

The U.S. National Science Foundation issued a Request for Information, or RFI, to gather insights for the development of an investment roadmap for its Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) in accordance with the “CHIPS and Science Act” of 2022. NSF seeks feedback on prioritizing and focusing TIP investments to advance U.S. technological competitiveness and address societal and economic needs as well as workforce gaps through use-inspired and translational research, public and private partnerships, and crosscutting investments.

To learn more and submit feedback for NSF review, respond to the RFI by July 27, 2023.