2019 JCATI Request for Proposals

2019 JCATI Request for Proposals (PDF

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for Washington State aerospace companies with a technology roadblock. Funds are used to facilitate the transition of technology innovation from university to industry and are not meant for basic R&D. Projects cover Technology Readiness Levels 4-7 (component and/or field validation, full system prototype testing). Partners must outline a clear transition plan for imminent incorporation. Aerospace companies of all sizes can take advantage of this opportunity to advance their business in Washington State. 

Proposals must be aerospace related with the impact occurring in Washington State. Aerospace is broadly interpreted and includes but is not limited to: manufacturing and production innovation, aerospace propulsion and power systems, ground systems, airport managment, space systems, communications, composites and other aerospace materials, UAVs, aviation biofuels, automation and control systems.

  • Academic partners must be from a Washington State public university
  • Industry partners must contribute in-kind support 
  • JCATI award amounts are $50,000-$100,000
  • The project period is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
  • Proposals are due Friday, March 1, 2019 by 5 PM PST

Note that projects will undergo a triage process and only those selected will move on to full review. 

Questions? Contact Beth Hacker, JCATI Program Manager, bhacker@aa.washington.edu