New Project Incubator
As described in SERC Technical Plan, the SERC performs research on 20-25 active tasks on well-defined topics that are aligned with the SERC’s research strategy. While it is believed that that the aforementioned research programs have a great potential to have a transformative impact on the DoD and IC, there is a need to support new ideas in their infancy that may become the critical research programs for emerging challenges. This incubation capability will be supported by a biennial open call to the SERC research collaborating universities to propose early stage research that can be nurtured through relatively small levels of seed funding.
The initial open call took place in December 19, 2016 with the objective of identifying and developing several short white papers outlining research programs with a significant potential to improve the practice of engineering systems.