American-Made Challenges

Empowering American Innovators To Lead the Clean Energy Revolution.

Innovators have the chance to win cash prizes for ideas that advance U.S. leadership in the energy industry.

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Competitors receive support from Connectors in the American-Made Network, a true innovation engine powered by experienced organizations across the country that are ready and able to help participants thrive in our prize programs and beyond.

The funding is accessible to more diverse kinds of companies, not just people that know how to apply to the traditional grant processes.
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American-Made Challenges offer opportunities to win cash and voucher prizes, while also rewarding entrepreneurs by lowering barriers and fast-tracking the product development timeline from years to months.


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American-Made Challenges offer cash incentives and recognition for Connectors who support our mission and competitors.

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