The Composite Alliance of Rhode Island and the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) have set up a maritime composites competition open to all Rhode Island composite companies.

Participants will be given the opportunity to be awarded one of two initial US$250K seed funding awards and a follow-up US$750K award for prototype development of solutions to three specific US Navy problems.

The ONR's topics for the challenge include: development of 10,000 psi (6000m) rated composite pressure vessels, self-healing methods for composite materials and mitigating adverse marine effects on composite materials.

The proposal deadline is 26 April. Go here for more information.

This story uses material from the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.