When the Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MSTIC) award was announced in June 2021, the collaboration already had a head start atypical of other new consortia.
Thanks to its expertise and contacts amassed from more than 20 years as a consortium management firm, ATI submitted a compelling proposal to the government sponsor, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), with more than 120 signed member organizations – made up of traditional and nontraditional contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and nonprofit entities, and academia – with an additional 290 organizations’ signed letters of intent. After the award, ATI corralled those innovators and others with capabilities respective to MSTIC’s focus areas to assimilate an impressive group in minimal time. Just a few months later, MSTIC hosted its inaugural collaboration event, with NSWCPD in hybrid format: in-person at Penn State at the Navy Yard and online. Open to MSTIC members and government representatives, the event included: introductions, requirement briefs, training sessions, one-on-one opportunities, and poster exhibits. The MSTIC now has over 250 active members and is growing daily to further meet NSWCPD’s mission.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) has established the Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MSTIC). This collaboration team is focused on innovative sustainment solutions to effectively address current and future security threats in maritime environments. MSTIC engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of Maritime Sustainment that enhance the Navy’s mission effectiveness. The MSTIC is a consortium of premier traditional and non-traditional government contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, and academic organizations to perform R&D prototyping efforts.