Collaborative R&D

The Technology department of American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is responsible for Collaborative Research and Development (R&D). The Collaborative Research and Development Program receives direction from the Committee on Manufacturing Technology (COMT).

AISI acts on behalf of Industry Participants by:

  • Soliciting research proposals from academia, industry, government, and private laboratories.
  • Facilitating analysis of the proposals received.
  • Seeking Federal or other co-funding.
  • Providing project management for all projects within the program.

The AISI/DOE Technology Roadmap Program is unique from other foreign and domestic programs because the Steel Program is required to pay back the federal cost sharing.