Auburn University Consortiums
Auburn University has been a member of the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) for several years. This consortium was formed in response to the Government's expressed interest to establish an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with an eligible entity or group of entities, to include industry, academic, and nonprofit partners, for advanced development efforts to support the Department of Defense's (DoD) medical pharmaceutical and diagnostic requirements as related to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel.
JPM-MCS, and other customers (DTRA/JSTO, etc.), offers funding opportunities to MCDC members through solicitations called Requests for Prototype Proposals (RPPs). The RPPs offer MCDC members the opportunity to propose prototype technologies to the technology requirements in each solicitation’s sub-objective area.
Membership within MCDC provides networking opportunities with consortium members, visibility into the government’s needs and priorities within these areas, and access to targeted solicitations/opportunities. An additional membership benefit is access to the MCDC Members Only Site which will contain a membership capability document for every member organization and a primary points of contact list. The Members Only Site is used to store any program, event, and solicitation information moving forward. To gain access to the Members Only Site, each representative from a member organization must first submit a request form here: https://www.medcbrn.org/mcdc-mo-request-form/. The request will be routed to Tony Ventimiglia who issues the approvals.
Auburn joined the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) in 2021. MTEC is a 501(c)(3) biomedical technology consortium collaborating under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) that serves those who serve our nation. In partnership with the Department of Defense and private support, MTEC is working to prevent injuries and accelerate the development of revolutionary medical solutions that will enhance wound healing, and return the wounded to fully functioning lives. Ultimately, all citizens will benefit from these technologies and health care solutions. They list their active solicitations on their website, but only members can apply. You can join their mailing list to receive notifications of active solicitations and their monthly informational webinars.
Please keep in mind that you will need to contact Dr. Troy Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Intellectual Property Exchange (IPX) early in your proposal writing process in order to ensure that Auburn's intellectual property rights are protected.
MTEC charges a two percent (2%) Research Project Award Assessment fee based on the total award amount that is payable within ninety (90) days of the award notification. This amount cannot be an allowable direct cost on a project agreement. The fee is to be covered by the college and/or department. Thus, please be sure you receive appropriate internal approvals at the proposal stage. Reach out to your Associate Dean for Research with questions.