Manufacturing Innovator Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Freelancer.com have teamed up to help crowdsource solutions to increase manufacturing energy productivity in the U.S. DOE is working to develop next generation manufacturing technologies that will keep jobs in America, ensure products are made in the U.S.A., and strengthen America's industrial base.

Prize competitions can be a powerful way to foster innovation. DOE has been working to develop small-scale prizes to attract broad industry participation to help creatively solve today's manufacturing challenges.

As part of Manufacturing Day, DOE is excited to launch the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, which focuses on advances in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, among other topics.

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Challenge Series

In partnership with Freelancer.com, the U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, a series of small prizes that focus on advances in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, among other topics.

The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge offers applicants an opportunity to submit innovative design concepts for additive manufacturing and other topics within several technology areas, including bioenergy, buildings, and vehicle technologies. Individual prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges.