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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

Advanced Manufacturing Office-CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Stage 2. Deadline: 8/25. Webinar: 5/17.

Opportunity Title:

Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and thermal applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize


Conductive materials are fundamental to nearly all energy use applications. Developing manufacturing processes for conductivity-enhanced materials in motors, generators, and renewable power technologies could lower costs and reduce climate impacts while improving performance. The competition aims to unite a diverse collection of researchers and inventors to develop transformative, cost-effective approaches and technologies to accelerate American entrepreneurship and pinpoint pathways for further research and development funding and technology transition efforts.

The American-Made Challenges Prize platform, administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, brings together America’s world-class research base with its unparalleled entrepreneurial support system–consisting of pioneering university teams, dozens of energy incubators, and 17 national laboratories–to create a sweeping portfolio of innovations primed for private investment and commercial scale-up.

In Stage 2, competitors will provide a sample of their material for electrical conductivity testing and preliminary plans to scale up and manufacture the material according to prize requirements. Up to six competitors will each win $200,000 in cash awards and $100,000 in noncash voucher support to work with a DOE national laboratory or other American-Made Challenges Network provider in Stage 3.

Stage 2 is open to new and returning competitors.


Competitors are entrepreneurial individuals or teams legally residing or based in the United States. Competitors can be individuals from the same or multiple organizations, students, university faculty members, small business owners, researchers, or anyone with the desire and drive to transform an idea into an impactful conductor material.

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Stage 2 Deadlines:

Testing Registration Deadline: August 25, 2022

Material Submission Deadline: October 17, 2022

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2022

Webinar Information:

Have you considered competing in Stage 2 of the CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize? Do you have questions about what technologies can be submitted and the Stage 2 testing requirements? Are you curious if you qualify to compete?

All of these questions and more will be answered on May 17, 2022, at 3 p.m. ET during the CABLE Prize Informational Webinar.

During the webinar, you’ll be given an overview of what’s required for submission, how entries will be scored, and how to get linked up with American-Made Challenges network connectors to help you execute your plan. You’ll also learn more about what it takes to compete for your share of the $4.5 million prize pool and see how participation in this prize can catapult your innovation.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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