This activity area focuses on research, development, and demonstration for innovative manufacturing that advance the clean energy economy, such as energy storage systems and wide bandgap power semiconductors.

Investments also focus on manufacturing innovations to improve performance and address barriers to reducing manufacturing costs and accelerating market deployment.

Initiatives support entrepreneurial programs, technical assistance, and workforce development to adopt novel manufacturing processes and provide workers the training and education needed to deploy new tools for manufacturing, such as advanced automation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

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