Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium is a biomedical technology consortium collaborating with multiple government agencies under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The MTEC is currently recruiting a broad and diverse membership that includes representatives from large businesses, small businesses, “non-traditional” government contractors, academic research institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
AUVSI is the foremost and most widely recognized association for the advancement of unmanned systems. UTARI is an active member of AUVSI and the local Lone Star Chapter. Participation includes attndance at meetings and conferences as well as collaboration with other AUVSI members.
Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation
UTARI is part of the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation team led by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that was named by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of the nation's six major test sites for unmanned aircraft systems. The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Initiative team also includes Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Camber Corp, of Hunstville, AL.; the Southwest Research Institute in San Antionio; and other research institutions and private-sector companies. The purpose of the FAA designation program is to safely integrate UAS into national airspace.
Texas Medical Research Consortium (TxMRC)
This year, UTARI will be the new Administrative Agent for the Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TxMRC), a research partnership among universities, health care providers and corporations supporting health care. TxMRC provides annual grants that are intended to jump-start research that can solve real-world medical problems and develop new technologies in a relatively short time frame. Grant recipients work with representatives of the consortium's academic, industry, and health care partners to develop pilot programs aimed at attracting sustained funding from external sources, such as federal, state, or private agencies. Since its founding in 2009, TxMRC has distributed more that $2.3 million in grant funding.
National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC)
The National Advanced Mobility Consortium ("NAMC") is a nation-wide alliance of traditional and non-traditional small businesses, large defense contractors, academic institutions, and other research organizations involved with the translational research and development of the complete range of prototype, ground vehicle and robotics systems and technologies.
The ROS-Industrial Consortium is a membership organization providing cost-shared applied R&D for advanced factory automation. Consortium members drive new capabilities in ROS-I by championing Focused Technical Projects (FTP) based on their near-term automation requirements. Other members who are interested in the project form a group that shares the cost of the development effort. The consortium provides financial leverage to its members to accomplish their specific goals through the Focused Technical Projects while accelerating the growth of ROS-Industrial in terms of its capabilities and user base.