Full Application Deadline Extended for ITP’s Innovative Manufacturing Initiative Funding Opportunity

    October 3, 2011

    Note: The following announcement is in reference to a funding opportunity through the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP)

    An additional extension has been granted for all applicants to the Innovative Manufacturing Initiative funding opportunity announcement posted by DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). This FOA was initially released on June 24 as part of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. An initial extension was announced on July 25, 2011. Under the new extended deadline, applicants who have submitted a Letter of Intent are eligible to submit a Full Application by November 17, 2011.

    This solicitation seeks applications in line with ITP's mission to invest in manufacturing, engineering, and development to enable rapid, low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing. Up to $120 million will be available over three years to develop transformational manufacturing technologies and innovative materials to reduce time, cost, and energy requirements associated with manufacturing. Projects involving innovations in the earlier stages of development, such as applied research or proof-of-concept projects, will be eligible for awards of up to $1 million. Projects that are further along in their development, such as laboratory testing or verification of a prototype system, will be eligible for awards of up to $9 million.

    DOE expects to select 35-50 cost-shared projects involving innovative manufacturing and novel materials concepts that are revolutionary in their design or impact and capable of addressing manufacturing energy productivity. Applicants are encouraged to form collaborative teams equipped with both technical and commercial capabilities to enhance their prospects for success.

    See the DOE press release, the funding announcement on the EERE EXCHANGE, and the ITP website for further information.