Cable Conductor Manufacturing Prize

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We’d like to introduce you to stage 1 of a 3 stage American-Made Challenge entitled CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize. Given that cables are used in almost every electrical source, it only makes sense that improving their capacity can lower cost and climate impacts while improving performance. If your interested in participating in the competition, here’s a brief overview of the first stage:

Competitors will submit their breakthrough concepts to develop and manufacture a new, affordable, conductivity-enhanced material useable for electrical or thermal applications. This stage of the prize will inform DOE about the minimum-conductivity enhancement and other property standards, as well as the types of support that competitors will likely need from DOE national laboratories or other American-Made Challenges Network providers in the next two stages of the prize. Up to 10 winners each will receive $25,000 in cash awards and a stipend for third-party testing of their material in Stage 2 of the prize. DOE invites all registered prize competitors to the upcoming CABLE Big Idea workshop during Stage 1. Prize competitors are encouraged to connect with the rest of the CABLE Big Idea innovation ecosystem.

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