Posted Date: Sep 15, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 29, 2016  A mandatory Concept Paper is due 11/04/2015 at 5:00pm ET.

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001263

The Department of Energy announced up to $70 million in funding for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing. With this investment, the Department aims to support research and development advancements that can reduce the cost of deployment for technologies such as advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing by as much as 50 percent. As part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institutes, the institute will also demonstrate these technologies in manufacturing processes with a goal to increase energy efficiency by at least 15 percent and improve energy productivity by at least 50 percent. With increased deployment and reduced costs, these SMART technologies can transform American manufacturing, enabling businesses to manufacture more while using less energy and spending less.

For more information, see the full text of the Funding Opportunity.