The Manufacture of Advanced Key Energy Infrastructure Technologies (MAKE IT) Prize aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technology components, moving manufacturing facilities from planning to shovel-ready and enabling strategies for vibrant manufacturing activities in communities. This prize, developed by the Office of Technology Transitions in partnership with the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has a prize pool of approximately $30 million spread across two tracks—the Facilities Track and the Strategies Track.
The Strategies Track aims to help build interest and engagement around manufacturing clean energy technologies and expand the potential for more clean energy jobs and economic opportunity. In this track, competitors will develop a roadmap to promote clean energy manufacturing activity in their region and provide a statement of interest from an entity interested in establishing a facility in their region.
This page outlines the eligibility and track structure for the Strategies Track. More information on the Strategies Track and instructions for competing will be included in the official rules document, which will be released following the launch of the prize.
For information on the Facilities Track, please visit the Facilities Track HeroX page.
The Strategies Track is open to teams working to promote manufacturing activity development in their regions. This includes, but is not limited to, teams of individuals, private entities (for-profits and nonprofits), consortiums, academic institutions, and nonfederal government entities (such as states, counties, Tribes, and municipalities) in the United States. More information on eligibility can be found in the official rules document.
This track includes three phases.
More information can be found in the official rules document.
The official rules document will be posted following the launch of the prize and will contain the complete application process and instructions for competing.
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