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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2013 — The MTConnect Challenge seeks to engage and stimulate development of advanced manufacturing intelligence applications that utilize the MTConnect standard. MTConnect is an open, royalty-free set of communications standards intended to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing equipment, devices and software applications. The MTConnect Challenge consists of two parts. Challenge 1, seeks ambitious yet achievable ideas that harness innovation and manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs. Challenge 2 is for software applications that address the objectives of the challenge. A wide variety of entrants is encouraged, including developers, manufacturing professionals, students, scientists, educators and more. Team submissions are also encouraged.

MTConnect Challenge 1: open April 12-May 31, 2013

— Winners will be announced June 21, 2013.

MTConnect Challenge 2: open July 1, 2013-January 31, 2014

— Challenge 2 finalists will be announced March 14, 2014, with winners named at the [MC]2 Conference, taking place in April 2014.

The MTConnect Challenge is a U.S. Department of Defense - Defense-Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) ManTech sponsored competition.

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