|Challenge owner||The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Water Power Technologies Office|
|Challenge award||Up to $250,000|
|Theme / Sector||Renewable Energy|
|Challenge blurb||Make a big splash – help support the development of tomorrow’s hydropower technologies!|
|Challenge description||Advanced manufacturing technologies are revolutionizing the way products are designed and built across countless industries. And while the benefits of advanced manufacturing are well-understood, the high-impact opportunities for incorporating it into hydropower have yet to be tapped.|
The I AM Hydro Prize aims to strengthen hydropower by applying advanced manufacturing technologies to reduce construction costs and repair frequency, improve efficiency and energy capture, and more.
I AM Hydro is designed to:
• Spur innovation by engaging a national community of visionaries who are not typically associated with the hydropower industry
• Target levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) reductions in hydropower design, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance.
|Open for submissions||June 30, 2020|
|Deadline for submissions||September 30, 2020|
|Winner announcement||November 2020|
|Who can apply||Any innovators, visionaries, or enthusiasts with an idea to apply advanced manufacturing techniques to hydropower developments can apply! Join the community as an individual and find like-minded collaborators.|
|Registration details||Register via the American-Made Challenges website|
For application assistance please contact: Danish Cleantech Hub in New York or Project Manager Mille Munksgaard, email@example.com