Ford Motor Company has been an innovator since it introduced its first Model A in 1903. The Ford-MIT Alliance, launched in 1998, is MIT’s longest running industry alliance. The alliance has funded more than 150 projects, which have led to improvements in safety, vehicle autonomy, enterprise modeling, energy storage, and powertrain efficiency.

The Ford-MIT Alliance welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects in many areas during its annual RFP process. For more information, please contact FordRFP@mit.edu


Ford Motor Company has been collaborating with MIT since 1998 under the Ford-MIT Research Alliance. 
Ford invites interested MIT Principal Investigators to attend a Request For Proposals (RFP) presentation for the 2022-23 cycle.

WebEx info is below this note.

  • All attendees will be provided a packet containing details of the RFP process, contacts, deadlines and template for initial idea submission
  • If you have questions, please use the chat (to everyone) option on WebEx or click on raise your hand symbol
  • We also have 30 min for Q&A at the end of the 30 min presentation

For technical/high level questions on the MIT alliance relationship, please contact Prof. Jonathan How (jhow@mit.edu) Co-director, Ford-MIT Alliance

For process/administrative/budget questions, please contact Suxin Hu (FordRFP@mit.edu)


Jonathan How, MIT
    and Bala Chander, Ford-University Programs Manager
WEBEX info
Date: Tue 2022-02-22 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Link: https://ford.webex.com/ford/j.php?MTID=m979e1645f3351c5043bde136d0d49f67

Meeting number (access code): 2347 127 4341 
Meeting password: XMaJJAJx326

Join from a phone or mobile device (attendees only):  
+1-313-248-3668,,23471274341## FordNet 248-3668 / Toll  
+1-888-628-3668,,23471274341## US Toll Free Number 

Join from a video system or application:
Dial 23471274341@ford.webex.com 
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.


NOTICE: This meeting may include the option for video. The recording of meetings is prohibited by Ford.



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To access them : please scroll to the bottom of this page and click the 'Login using Touchstone' link.
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Jonathan How
Co-Director, Ford–MIT Alliance
Richard Cockburn MacLaurin Professor
of Aeronautics and Astronautics