THE FIRST CALL FOR MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies


ABOUT
The North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies (NTCMT) brings coordinated expertise of Dallas-Fort Worth research universities to tackle mobility technology challenges across Texas, nationally, and globally. 

We handle challenges in areas such as: autonomous vehicles, 5G, EVTOL, electric motors, micro mobility, drones, Lidar, radar, machine vision, freight, drones, first mile, last mile, networking, network splicing, object avoidance, multi-modal, on-demand mobility, last mile, personal mobility, micro mobility, fuel cells, battery, electric motors, motor controllers, route planning and more.

NTCMT is a program of the Texas Research Alliance (TRA).

OBJECTIVES

WHY WORK WITH US

 

Utilize multi-university partnerships and leverage match funding to further the development of your mobility solutions. Match funding by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)  and the universities stretch your research dollars allowing you to solve bigger problems with fewer dollars. While there is no floor on project size, multiple awards are expected with a total ceiling of $2M per year. This ceiling may be increased with additional sponsorship.

HOW TO WORK WITH US

There are three ways to partner with the NTCMT and to compete for funding your university project

OPTION 1:
SUBMIT A PROPOSAL DIRECTLY

Any company, non-profit, municipality, or public agency may apply directly to partner with NTCMT at any time.  Projects are evaluated on a quarterly basis by the NTCMT Leadership Committee. If your project is accepted, and you are not already connected with a NTCMT partner university, the NTCMT Leadership Committee will suggest university partnerships.  

Please review the project criteria below before submitting

OPTION 2:
PARTNER WITH A UNIVERSITY

Reach out to faculty that you work with  at UTA, UTD, UNT, and SMU to develop your project ideas. Working with university faculty will allow you to craft a scope of work that meets your needs and the NTCMT funding criteria. Then submit your research idea. The TRA Executive Director is available to discuss your university research needs.

Faculty are also encouraged to actively find and work with companies (including startups), non–profits, municipalities, and public agencies to develop project proposals.

Please review the project criteria below before submitting

OPTION 3:
RESPOND TO A CALL FOR A PROJECTS

On regular basis, the NTCMT will open a call for projects around specific challenges or ideas.  Any company, non-profit, municipality, or public agency may respond to the call for projects. If your project is accepted, and you are not already connected with a NTCMT partner university, the NTCMT Leadership Committee will suggest university partnerships. 

The next call for projects is expected to be announced in March 2021 

PROCESS

PROJECT FUNDING CRITERIA

To be considered for funding, a project must:

FUNDING

An opportunity for you to have up to half of your university research costs funded

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

The NTCMT Leadership Committee manages open calls for projects and facilitates the development of multi-university project teams.

The Leadership Committee includes members from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), participating universities, industry, municipalities and public transit agencies.

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TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP

The NTCMT Technical Advisory Group is open to anyone operating across all aspects of the mobility space and works to inform the NTCMT open call for project topics. 

PARTNERS & STAKEHOLDERS

The North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies is a coalition led by the Texas Research Alliance and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and includes industry, public agencies, municipalities, and universities. 

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