Why & How to Join

Membership offers many benefits, including:

  • Insight into Government research needs. This helps companies understand opportunities and target Internal Research and Development (IR&D) investments in areas that align with Government needs.
  • Have access to information concerning Government technology requirements which may not be available to non-members. In addition to promoting information exchange with Government attendees at MTEC general membership meetings, MTEC officers and staff will work to foster discussions between the Government and consortium members on a case by case basis.
  • Access to the Federal market by small and emerging firms. The Government desires innovations from small companies, but those companies often lack the contracting experience and capabilities to partner with the Government. MTEC membership makes it easy for the smallest company to compete for federally-funded research and technology development.
  • Networking opportunities. Organizations can partner with and learn from one another and government stakeholders at events, conferences and forums.
  • Serve on the Board of Directors. Members can provide an executive from their organization to serve on the MTEC Board of Directors, or committees/subcommittees the Board may establish.
  • Have “multiple bites at the apple” in a given solicitation cycle (“provision basket”). If funding is not available from the original sponsor at the time of source selection, that sponsor has the option of placing a source-selection-approved proposal in a “basket” with the option of funding it within two years of the date of original selection should funds subsequently become available. The original proposal then may receive funding by:
    • • The same funding sponsor at a later time when additional funds become available;
    • • A different federal funding sponsor;
    • • A private sector funding sponsor (philanthropic, foundation, venture, etc.) or;
    • • Some combination of the above.
  • Ability to collaborate wherever you are. Download the free collaborATIon mobile app and get connected to fellow MTEC members and leaders. You can view solicitations announcements, news, and events information in the palm of your hand. And the best part: you can collaborate directly with MTEC innovators through messaging and posting capabilities.

Joining MTEC is a simple process.

The following step-by-step guide is provided for your convenience.

The majority of applicants can expect approval within a week; a little longer if additional information is needed.
For questions regarding membership or the application process, email Kimberly Edelman, Sr. Program Assistant at mtec-sc@ati.org.