THE FIRST CALL FOR MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies


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

We support challenges in areas such as: traffic control, traffic safety, congestion/curb management, parking automation, autonomous vehicles, 5G, EVTOL, electric motors, micro mobility, drones, Lidar, radar, machine vision, freight, first mile/last mile, networking, network splicing, object avoidance, multi-modal, on-demand mobility, personal mobility, micro mobility, fuel cells, battery, electric motors, motor controllers, advanced air mobility, route planning and more.

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

OBJECTIVES

WHY WORK WITH US

• Partner with our cities, towns, and villages to demonstrate your advanced mobility technologies through CMT’s Mobility Proving Grounds program (MPG).

• Utilize CMT 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 our 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.

FUNDED PROJECTS

Proposal # Title Total Project Funding Industry Lead University Partner/Principal Investigator
CMT-2-2021 Air Space Hazzard Alerting Service $400,000 Hermes Autonomous Mobility Systems UNT/Amila Jansze
CMT-3-2021 Edge Centric Hosted 5G Infrastructure Platform $120,000 COMSovereign UNT/Kamesh Namuduri
CMT-1-2022 DFW Advanced Urban Air Mobility System $1,320,000 UnManned Experts UNT/Kamesh Namuduri
CMT-2-2022 Development & Evaluation of Digital Transformation Parking & Trnsportation $500,148 Spot Parking UTA/Sherri Kermanschachi

HOW TO WORK WITH US

There are three ways to partner with the CMT 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 CMT at any time. Projects are evaluated on a quarterly basis by the CMT Leadership Committee. If your project is accepted, and you are not already connected with a CMT partner university, the CMT 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 CMT 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 CMT 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 CMT partner university, the CMT Leadership Committee will suggest university partnerships.

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 CMT 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.

Steve Guengrich

Associate VP, Innovation & Commercialization
UTD

Dr. Andrey Voevodin

Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
UNT

Dr. Gautam Das

Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
UTA

Dr. Khaled Abdelghany

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
SMU

Alicia Winkelblech

Director of Transportation
City of Arlington

Chad Sparks

General Manager, Bell Training Academy
Bell Flight

TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP

The CMT Technical Advisory Group is open to anyone operating across all aspects of the mobility space and works to inform the CMT 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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