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 MIT Principal Investigators to attend a Request For Proposals (RFP) presentation for MIT and Media Lab researchers on Tuesday, Apr 14 2020 1-2:30pm.
The  WebEx info is below this note.
  1. All attendees will be provided a packet containing details of the RFP process, contacts, deadlines and template for initial idea submission
  2. If you have questions, please use the chat (to everyone) option on WebEx or click on raise your hand symbol
  3. We also have 30 min for Q&A at the end of the 60 min presentation
For technical/high level questions on the MIT alliance relationship, please contact Professor Jonathan How jhow@mit.edu), the co-director of the Ford-MIT Alliance.
Best regards and stay safe.
Jonathan How and Bala Chander (bchander@ford.com)
WEBEX info
Date: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Tuesday, Apr 14 2020 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number (access code): 715 305 274 

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Jonathan How
Director, Ford–MIT Alliance
Richard Cockburn MacLaurin Professor
of Aeronautics and Astronautics