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DE-FOA-0001263: Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing

Modification 0002: The purpose of this modification is to revise the "Concept Paper Encourage/Discourage Notifications Sent" date on the cover page from 11/20/15 to 11/24/15.

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to revise Section I.B. Background, to include information on the Teaming Partner List.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish DOE's third Manufacturing Innovation Institute under the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). The purpose of CEMI is to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and to increase U. S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by boosting energy productivity and leveraging low-cost domestic energy resources as fuels and feedstocks. Within CEMI, DOE uses Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in areas where an industrial consortium for research, development and demonstration has been determined through public engagement, requests for information and analysis to have high potential to address a significant and potentially impactful advanced manufacturing opportunity. The opportunity to be addressed in this FOA is the research, development and demonstration of Smart Manufacturing technology to enable cost effective information and communication technologies for the real-time management and control of energy in manufacturing across the unit-process, facility, enterprise, and supply chain.

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Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA was held on October 6, 2015 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time. The Webinar slides and a combination of the slides and transcript are both provided in the FOA Documents section below.

An audio version of the webinar can be accessed at:

Please note that the webinar audio begins at 5:05 on the recording.


  • FOA FAQs (Last Updated: 9/15/2015 01:55 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001263 Manufacturing Innovation Institute for SMART Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms, and Modeling for Manufacturing_Modification 0002 (Last Updated: 9/15/2015 07:09 PM ET)
  • Webinar Slides: DE-FOA-0001263 (Last Updated: 10/7/2015 03:31 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript: DE-FOA-0001263 (Last Updated: 10/9/2015 01:09 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001263 Teaming Partner List as of 1-25-16 (Last Updated: 1/25/2016 04:59 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/15/2015 03:43 PM ET)
  • EERE 335.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 9/15/2015 03:44 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/15/2015 03:45 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/4/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/24/2016 4:30 PM ET – 3/31/2016 5:00 PM ET