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Calls for Projects

We are now welcoming White Papers. The NW AI Hub welcomes project ideas in support of the recent Call for Projects. The process of submitting ideas, in the form of a white paper, selection, and project development is described on this site. 

AI Hardware Hub topics of interest

This opportunity was issued on December 18, 2023, with the following AI topics of interest:

  • Topic 1: Heterogeneous Integration of AI-specialized Chiplets
  • Topic 2: Advances in Novel Materials and Fabrication Processes for CMOS-level Integration (CMOS+X)
  • Topic 3: Sensor and AI Fusion
  • Topic 4: In-hardware Learning
  • Topic 5: Specialized Hardware for Combinatorial Optimization
  • Topic 6: AI Hardware for Extreme Environments
  • Topic 7: Photonic AI Compute

More detail can be found in the Key Documents for AI Hardware Technical Guidance.

Hub Technical Resources

White paper ideas should make use of the Hub's technical resources, which include the following facilities:

In addition, there are numerous Hub partners and members, including service providers, foundries, and manufacturers, from design through packaging. New partners are welcome, and must become Hub members if participating in final project submissions.

Hub Call-for-Projects timeline

Call for Project AnnouncementDec. 18, 2023
Submission Portal OpenDec. 21, 2023 - Jan. 14, 2024
Review Panels FormedJan. 2, 2024
Panel Review & ScoringJan. 19, 2024
Decisions on Scope & LeadJan. 26, 2024
Project Proposal WritingJan. 26 - Feb. 13, 2024
Final Project SubmissionFeb. 28, 2024

Challenges & Hub Approach

This document describes the AI hardware challenges and the approach of the Hub. All approaches addressing any of the 7 AI hardware topics of interest are welcome for the white paper submission.

About the White Paper

This document describes the white paper, the selection process, the review criteria, and more.

White Paper Template

White papers must follow the prescribed template form below.

Submit a White Paper

Submit your White Paper in PDF format to the portal link below.