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The INCUBATION Stage is not yet open, but we are currently accepting applications for the CONCEPT Stage through April 24, 2020.

Stage II: INCUBATION

Pairing with PNNL for support and technical assistance

90 DAYS: June 2020 through August 2020 (anticipated)
Win an Invitation to the Pitch Contest

Finalists from the CONCEPT Stage are paired with staff from PNNL for 50 hours of support to refine their concepts in advance of the PITCH CONTEST. From July through August 2020, PNNL will provide finalists with analysis, communications support, or light technical support. Participants will submit their revised technical narratives ten business days prior to the PITCH CONTEST and a slide deck 24 hours prior to the PITCH CONTEST. The Prize Administrator will screen the submissions and determine if the competitor has submitted their materials.


Should STAGE II competitors fail to submit the required Technical Narrative and pitch deck, there will be no invitation to pitch for STAGE III.

Solutions that help shape the future

Are you a thinker, entrepreneur, facility or potential partner? Anyone with an innovative idea can help promote transformation by participating in the American-Made Challenges.


Compete in the CONCEPT Stage