The newest Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) solicitation is out, this year again with a focus on partnerships with industry to perform research that advance out-of-the-box smart technologies, testing them in service systems.
Service systems are socio-technical configurations of people, technologies, organizations, and information  designed to create value by fulfilling the needs of those participating in the system. A “smart” service system is a system that amplifies or augments human capabilities  to identify, learn, adapt, monitor and make decisions.
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: October 14, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 16, 2016