The U.S. Department of Energy announced 13 teams as winners for the Manufacture of Advanced Key Energy Infrastructure Technologies (MAKE IT) Prize Round 1 Phase 1 Strategies Track. 

Each team will be awarded $50,000 and be eligible to compete in Phase 2 of the Strategies Track for an additional award of $100,000. 

Please see the list of winning teams below, and learn more about each team's concepts by viewing their summary slides in our Resources Tab. You can also read the official winner announcement on

Congratulations to our Round 1 Phase 1 Winners!

  • An Engagement Project for South Texas Wind Energy
  • Beatrice Nebraska Clean Energy Manufacturing
  • Berkshire Clean Tech Initiative (BCTI)
  • Chicago Grid Mod Manufacturing Initiative
  • Driving Climate Tech Solutions  & Job Growth in NY
  • Empowering Lifecycle Clean Energy in Tulsa
  • Evansville Energy Nucleus
  • Greening the Great Plains: OK Resilient Energy Hub
  • Manufacturing Action Plan
  • Manufacturing Energy Solutions & Advancement in NM
  • NextCorps Rochester Clean Energy Manufacturing Hub
  • Northeast Ohio Clean Manufacturing Partnership
  • Regional Energy and Educational Tech Center

An additional opportunity to submit to Phase 1 is now open and will close on February 15, 2024. Visit the HeroX MAKE IT Strategies main page and click "Solve This Challenge."