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New Solicitation for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative

DOE recently announced nearly $5.2 million for a new solicitation under the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative, the umbrella program for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls), and HPC4Mobility programs. The new funding opportunity seeks qualified industry partners to work collaboratively with DOE’s national laboratories on projects that use High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve key technical challenges. These technical challenges include development and optimization of modeling and simulation codes, porting and scaling of applications, application of data analytics, and applied research and development of tools or methods.

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DEADLINE: Energy-Water Desalination Hub Solicitation Applications – May 7

Full applications for the Energy-Water Desalination Hub are due on May 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET. DOE announced $100 million to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub (Hub) to address water security issues in the United States. The Hub will focus on early-stage research and development (R&D) for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies including manufacturing challenges, and for treating non-traditional water sources for multiple end-use applications.

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DEADLINE: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Concept Papers – May 15

Concept papers for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute are due on May 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET. DOE announced up to $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.

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DEADLINE: AMO 2019 Peer Review Discounted Room Rate – May 20

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will host its annual peer review on June 11-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Leading technology experts from the industrial and academic sectors have been invited to review the technology research and development (R&D) and technical partnerships supported by our office. A discounted group rate is available for single room accommodations if made by Monday, May 20, 2019. For more information, send an email to


REMINDER: TIR Program Applications Deadline Approaching – May 20

DOE is currently accepting applications for the third cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program, an AMO-led initiative designed to strengthen America’s competitiveness by streamlining engagement and increasing collaborative early-stage R&D between national laboratories and industry. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to apply for funding. DOE anticipates awarding five laboratories with up to $350,000 in funding per selectee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds expire, with a final deadline of May 20, 2019.

Industry partners interested in partnering with a national laboratory are encouraged to contact Eli Levine at Eli.Levine@EE.Doe.Gov.

REGISTER: DOE Better Buildings Summit – July 10-11

The 2019 Better Buildings Summit will be held in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Arlington, VA) July 10-11, with pre-conference activities starting on July 9. This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency.

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EVENT: IACMI Institute Summer 2019 Members Meeting – July 23-25

The IACMI Institute Summer 2019 Members Meeting will be held July 23-25, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. It will showcase IACMI's partners in the state including national laboratories, leaders in advanced manufacturing and technology, and top tier universities. The conference will highlight technical advancements of the institute, member successes, workforce development activities, and more. Network with IACMI members, discuss the 50+ IACMI project advancements, and tour innovation spaces including NREL's National Wind Technology Center.

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Five New Innovators Join Chain Reaction Innovations in Third Cohort

Five new innovators will join Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory. This program provides a place for innovative postdoctoral researchers to build their research into products and train to be entrepreneurs. Chain Reaction Innovations is part of the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and is funded by AMO.

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