The MTConnect Challenge – Creating Manufacturing Intelligence,a Department of Defense sponsored competition, seeks to engage and stimulate development ofa broader base of advanced manufacturing intelligence applications that acquiredata utilizing the MTConnect standard.The intent is to enable a more efficient and competitive domestic manufacturinginfrastructure for the defense enterprise. Additionally, the objective of this challengeis to create valuable low-cost tools and applications that can be easilyadopted by manufacturing enterprises to enhance their capabilities and support supplymanagement.
The challengewill be comprised of two phases with cash prizes at the conclusion of eachphase. In the first phase, which starts on April 12, 2013 and runs through May31, 2013, the team is seeking the identification of ambitious yetachievable ideas that capture the public’s imagination and harness innovationand breakthroughs for the defense and U.S. industrial manufacturing supplychain. For the second phase, which begins on July 1, 2013 through January 31,2014, the team is seeking software applications that address the objectives ofthis challenge. The challenge encourages submissions from a wide variety ofdiverse perspectives – students and professionals, scientist, laypersons, andorganizations including manufacturing entities.
For more information, visit http://mtconnect.challenge.org.