Foundation offering grant for electrical motor power density tests

EMERF is offering a $15,000 grant to a university or research facility to develop research concepts on improving power density and efficiency in small electric motors.


The Electric Motor Education and Research Foundation (EMERF), a 501(c)(3) of SMMA – The Motor and Motion Association, will award a $15,000 grant to a university or research facility for developing pre-competitive research concepts on Achieving Improvements in Power Density while Simultaneously Increasing Efficiency in Small Electric Motors.

The winning applicant will have initial funding for phase one (six months) to develop the concepts that will be deployed during the research project phase (phase two). Included in the solicitation are purpose, background, objectives, scope of work, performance measures, and proposal requirements. November 1, 2013 is the deadline for submission of proposals.

At the successful completion of phase one, EMERF, the EMERF Pre-Competitive Electric Motor Research Consortium (PCEMRC) and the successful bidder will work together to secure funding for phase two. During phase two, a motor with controller will be constructed for independent testing to prove performance. The objective for phase two is to develop a motor with a viable path to commercialization that PCEMRC members may consider for manufacturing.

SMMA – The Motor and Motion Association 

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