R&D consortia bring together manufacturers, small and medium businesses, researchers, and state and local governments to facilitate the creation of innovation ecosystems in high-priority technology areas. The technology areas that R&D consortia specialize in are essential to clean energy manufacturing, industrial efficiency, and decarbonization.

What is a Consortium?

Consortia use federal funding as a catalyst to bring stakeholders together to address process and technological challenges in specific technology focus areas. These consortia fall into one of the three categories below:


Manufacturing USA Institutes

The institutes are part of the broader Manufacturing USA network. They may provide shared facilities and/or resources to members to help them develop and scale up new technologies, transfer technologies to the marketplace, and strengthen business capabilities in local businesses.

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Advancing sensors, controls, modeling, data analytics simulation, and platform development to radically improve the efficiency of U.S. manufacturing.
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Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Developing cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced polymer composites for many applications.
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Reducing Embodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE)
Dramatically reduce life cycle energy consumption through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials.
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Accelerating development of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride into a wide range of products and systems.
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Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation institute (CyManII)
Dedicated to cyber-securing the future of manufacturing and developing the insights to enable greater US manufacturing energy efficiency.
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Research Hubs

DOE Energy Innovation Hubs are integrated research centers that combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery.

User Facilities

User Facilities provide access to world-class resources and expertise to solve industry's most challenging problems in areas including additive manufacturing and carbon fiber testing and manufacturing.