Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, First Two Prizes Open for Ideas

Source: Energy.gov, October 24, 2018

oday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new manufacturing prizes as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing, to increase energy productivity and strengthen America’s industrial base. The challenge is being launched in partnership with Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing platform with over 30 million users.

Both prizes focus on additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing: Additive Manufacturing for Disaster Response and Solid State Lighting Manufacturing. Participants will be asked to share designs that represent an innovation in each respective application of additive manufacturing.

 

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