US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires (USA CONTESTANTS ONLY)

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $6000
  • Entries Received: 5

Contest Brief

Do you have a great idea for manufacturing solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires with sustainable, recycled materials? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for your ideas!
https://www.freelancer.com/doe/manufacturing-innovator-challenge/about
*Prize eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents*

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PRIZES
DOE will award up to 2 prizes ($6,000 for 1st place and $3,000 for 2nd place) for winning submissions.

REQUIRED DELIVERABLE:
Contest submission will consist of a 10 page (maximum) report that must include:
--Description of the concept
---->>Proposed use
---->>Advantages over traditional manufacturing techniques/materials
--Discussion of materials, processes, and implementation issues
--How approach satisfies existing lighting performance requirements (optical performance)
--Technical drawings and/or computer-aided designs showing specifications are encouraged

EVALUATION CRITERIA
--Innovation (35/100): Degree to which proposed concept does not currently exist and/or meets an existing need
--Impact (35/100): The amount of impact a technology solution could have
--Feasibility (30/100): The technical feasibility of the proposed concept

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Public Clarification Board

  • DOEuser1
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello all! We are happy to announce we have now upgraded the contest to "guaranteed"!

    • 1 month ago
    1. surescribbler
      surescribbler
      • 2 weeks ago

      hello contest holder can Non-US citizens also share their ideas?

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Good afternoon and thank you for your interest. This contest in limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • ultramahndesigns
    ultramahndesigns
    • 3 weeks ago

    Can Non-US citizens participate?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Good afternoon and thank you for your interest. This contest in limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • TheGuyver2040
    TheGuyver2040
    • 1 month ago

    Contest Holder,

    Would it be possible for you to upgrade this to a #guaranteed contest?

    https://www.freelancer.com/support/contest/what-is-a-guaranteed-contest-1475

    And, could we perhaps submit 2 entries (i.e. one entry containing the actual work and another entry containing a placeholder for the entry containing the actual work)? So, if I submit work and it enters as Entry #5, let’s say; I’d submit another entry as a reference to Entry #5, which would have its own entry number (e.g. Entry #8).

    • 1 month ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Good afternoon. Thank you for your interest in and suggestions for this challenge. We appreciate your time.

      At this time we will not be upgrading this contest to a guaranteed contest. We understand your concern regarding the submissions being made public after the contest is awarded and have worked with the Freelancer team on previous challenges to keep necessary information private when a submitter has requested us to do so and would be happy to do so again with this challenge.

      • 1 month ago
    2. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      We are aiming to award a winner by the first week of December 2019 or within 30 days of the contest close (if it were to be extended).

      • 1 month ago

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