DOE Launches Competition To Spur Domestic Energy Technology Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting an American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) competition with the hope of encouraging more domestic manufacturing of energy technologies.

Business incubators, accelerators and universities selected to participate in the competition will partake in the Build4Scale manufacturing training program to educate energy technology entrepreneurs about manufacturing practices and to connect them to U.S.-based manufacturers. 

Four organizations will be chosen to lead the training and will be awarded $150,000 each. After a year of training, the DOE will evaluate the organizations’ performance based on the revenue they generated from investors and the number of partnerships they established between energy technology developers and American manufacturers. The number one group will win an additional $250,000, and the second place group will win $100,000.

To find manufacturing training resources or to enter the AIM Onshore competition, visit