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Innovative Manufacturing Initiative

Funding: A total of approximately $120 million in DOE funding is expected to be available for all awards made from this FOA. Approximately $25 million is expected to be available to start the projects in FY 2012.

Open Date: 06/24/2011

Close Date: 10/05/2011

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program (ITP)

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000560


The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for funding cost-shared research and development of innovative manufacturing processes and materials technologies to advance the clean energy economy by increasing industrial and manufacturing energy efficiency, deliver the breakthroughs that the Nation needs to significantly reduce energy and carbon intensity throughout the economy over the coming decades, and revitalize existing manufacturing industries and support the development of new products in emerging industries. This FOA seeks applications to select and fund research and development (R&D) projects beginning as early as Technology Readiness Level 2 (Applied Research) with efforts up through Technology Readiness Level 6 (Prototype) to advance the engineering and development of transformational manufacturing process and materials technologies that significantly improve the competitive position of U.S. industry. In this FOA, innovative manufacturing technologies are broadly defined as new manufacturing processes, technologies, and materials that drastically reduce energy use in manufacturing without sacrificing product quality, production throughput, or system economics.

**Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by the September 1, 2011 deadline to be eligible for submitting a Full Application by October 5, 2011.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 07/22/2011

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.