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American-Made Challenge | E-ROBOT $700k NREL Prize Informational Webinar
2/4/2021 8:00 AM
2/4/2021 9:00 AM
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Win up to $700K from the Department of Energy (DOE) for Robots to save energy

Join the MEP Advanced Technology Team (MATT) as we share how your organization can participate in the American-Made Buildings program to spur energy efficiency innovation in the building’s environment. Selected organizations receive CASH prizes and support from some of the world’s best pioneering makerspaces, dozens of energy incubators, universities, and 17 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories

As part of the American-Made Challenges series, the Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT) Prize is seeking innovative, hands-off solutions to retrofit existing residential and commercial structures. The task is not easy, but if it were, everyone would already be doing it.

There will be up to 10 winners of up to $200k in the first round, 4 of which will be eligible to win an additional $500k. 

MATT member David McFeeters-Krone will moderate a webinar on this contest, providing companies insight into the prize structure and requirements. There will also be a panel of experts to discuss robotics' future in energy efficiency and manufacturing.

Join Us and Learn:

About the solutions requirements

  • Mapping, retrofit, sensing, and inspection. 
  • The work itself should be minimally invasive, use safe materials, and of course, save oodles of energy
  • About the Prize Structure and application Process

The application process is more straightforward than an SBIR, and David is an official connector for the program and can walk your clients through the process. David’s company Intellectual Assets is a certified connector for this prize and is eager to facilitate your applications. 

View Full Contest/Challenge Details HERE

About the MEP Advanced Tech Team and Program

MEP Advanced Tech Team is an RCAP supported by Impact Washington and run out of Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). MATT's mission is to be a one-stop, easy-button resource to help organizations apply technology to process and product challenges.

This funded program will help manufacturers find the right technical resource to overcome the inevitable hurdles that materialize in product development, manufacturing process, or deployment of new technical operation solutions.

Program or webinar questions – contact: 

David McFeeters-Krone

Intellectual Assets

MEP Advanced Technology Team

WA office


Informational Webinar