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Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing

Grant information

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), is announcing $2 million in funding to help manufacturers adopt smart manufacturing technologies and processes that will increase productivity, save energy, and boost competitiveness across energy-intensive industries. Accelerating smart manufacturing technologies – including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics – increases integration and automation, helping manufacturers monitor, evaluate, and improve their operations. 

CESMII is inviting proposals on projects that will demonstrate the application of integrated SM technologies to improve energy productivity and operational efficiencies in the exemplar, end-to-end manufacturing supply chains that include several contributing SMMs.  The supply chains may cover energy-intensive industries and/or industry verticals with a broad reach across the US. 

Projects must support the development of a CESMII SM Playbook for manufacturers.  The playbook is intended to turn project outcomes into broadly-applicable guidelines for small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in identifying opportunities to leverage SM technology towards achieving higher levels of productivity and capacity, implementing those solutions, and training their workforce to leverage the solutions in their manufacturing jobs.

Potential Applicants:
Project teams led by an industry participant that can showcase the demonstration are highly recommended.

How Much:
The total program is $2,000,000 with 4-6 anticipated projects at $50,000 - $500,000.

December 30, 2022

Full proposals need to be submitted directly by the proposed project lead organization to CESMII by email to