Advanced Manufacturing Clearing House Application Walk-Through Webinar

Join us for the AMCH Application Process Webinar and Q&A Session on June 26th!

Are you working on an advanced technology project that supports digital transformation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Clearing House (AMCH) program at MDIC.

By submitting an application through the AMCH application portal, you open doors to a world of possibilities. Successful applicants will not only receive funding of up to $300,000 USD, but also gain recognition for adopting advanced technologies and receive valuable project feedback from the U.S. FDA and the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC).

The advantages of participating in the AMCH program are numerous., You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with the Advanced Manufacturing Clearing House team, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in your area of technology. After completion of the project you agree to share your learnings and benefits gained through implementation of the project and include in the Clearing House portion of the AMCH Program

Furthermore, the Project Selection Team, comprising members from MDIC, FDA, and Advanced Manufacturing SMEs, will determine the funding amounts awarded to approved projects. You could receive up to 30% of the total project cost not to exceed $300,000, giving you the financial boost, you need to bring your vision to life.

To help you understand how to include critical components of a successful application and make the most of this program, we invite you to join our webinar on June 26th at 1 PM Eastern.

Hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Clearing House Program Director, Prakash Patwardhan, and the Sr. Program Manager for AMCH, Steve Zera, this webinar will provide insights into submission criteria, eligibility requirements, and the ability to ask questions during this live event.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to propel your advanced tech project forward. Register now for the webinar where you’ll discover how to navigate the online application process, understand the required documents such as the Confidentiality Agreement (CDA), Project Intake Template, and the AMCH Project Overview Presentation. Gain the knowledge and resources you need to submit a successful application and secure the funding and support your project deserves.

Act now and take the first step towards transforming your advanced tech project into a reality. Submit your application today!

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar and being a part of your success story with the Advanced Manufacturing Clearing House program!

Have Questions? Contact a Member of the AMCH Team!

Aurelia Brooks

Aurelia Brooks

Project Coordinator II, CS&T & AMCH


Aurelia Brooks is a Project Coordinator II for CS&T & AMCH. She brings over 10 years of executive administrative experience supporting Directors, Vice Presidents, CFOs, and COOs for nonprofits, federal government, DC government, and various medical organizations.

Prior to MDIC, Aurelia worked as an Executive Assistant for several nonprofits such as The Aspen Institute, Save the Children, and Environmental Defense Fund.

Prakash Patwardhan

Prakash Patwardhan

Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Clearing House


Prakash Patwardhan joins MDIC with over 30 years of experience in Quality, Operations, Project Management, Operational Excellence and a passion for nurturing a quality centric mindset through employee empowerment, engagement and servant leadership.

Prakash has worked in India, Germany, Ireland and the UK in Automotive, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Before joining MDIC, Prakash led quality culture transformation at Medtronic and collaborated with Medical Device organizations in promoting a holistic approach to quality culture.

He received his engineering degree from India and MBA from the UK.

Joseph Sapiente

Joseph Sapiente

Clinical Sciences & Technology Vice President


Joseph joins MDIC with over 37 years of medical device experience in quality and regulatory compliance, product registration, continuous improvement and new product development and innovation. Joseph has led Quality Operations and Compliance at Medtronic. He has held executive leadership roles in quality, regulatory, clinical affairs and professional medical education and training at Covidien, Tyco HealthCare and US Surgical. He led the Quality Begins with Me culture initiative for Covidien and the enterprise – wide QBWM role out at Medtronic.

Before joining MDIC, Joseph was the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Surgical, Breast, Skeletal Health, for Hologic, Inc., manufacturers of life saving and life enhancing technologies in women’s health including, Breast Heath, Skeletal, Gyn Surgical and Diagnostic Solutions. In addition to his role at Hologic, Joseph served as Industry Chair and Steering Committee Chair of MDIC’s Case for Quality collaborative community and AdvaMed Case for Quality Working Group. Joseph has been an active member of the Case for Quality program at MDIC since 2012.

Steve Zera

Steve Zera

Sr. Program Manager, AMCH


Steve Zera joins MDIC with over 30 years of experience and leadership in Operational Excellence, Operations, Quality, Engineering, and Program Management. Steve’s career has taken him through the Nuclear Power, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device Industries. Steve brings a passion for driving a continuous improvement and quality centric mindset through employee empowerment, collaboration, and engagement.

Before joining MDIC, Steve led a quality culture transformation at Medtronic from both the Surgical and Cardiovascular Portfolios.

Steve received his BSME degree from Virginia Tech, is a certified PMP through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and holds 6-Sigma Green/Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing certifications.