DOE's Entrepreneurship Programs Support World-Class Energy and Manufacturing Technology Entrepreneurs
Nov 2, 2020
Supported by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), scientists and engineers who applied were encouraged to submit big ideas to improve U.S. manufacturing energy efficiency, material productivity, and competitiveness. AMO is particularly interested in ideas that fall into the following five categories:
- Advanced materials manufacturing.
- Sustainable and secure supply chains.
- Manufacturing process innovation.
- Energy systems, including energy conversion and storage.
- Technologies for the manufacturing enterprise, such as smart manufacturing systems, cybersecurity, flexible and adaptable manufacturing, and industrial electrification.
The program provides much needed support to entrepreneurs to help them evolve early-stage R&D innovation into viable businesses. Such support includes:
- A 2-year fellowship with a personal living stipend, health insurance stipend, and travel allowance.
- National Laboratory access and research funding.
- Business mentors, entrepreneurial training, and networking opportunities.