Supercharge the

Clean Energy


Powered by U.S. Department of Energy

The American-Made program is your fast track to the clean energy revolution. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, we incentivize innovation through prizes, training, teaming, and mentoring, connecting the nation’s entrepreneurs and innovators to America’s national labs and the private sector.

A revolution of bold ideas

We are looking for diverse and passionate innovators like you to lead the clean energy revolution by joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges and Network.

From imagination to marketplace

We are building an innovation engine composed of training, connections, teaming, mentoring, and prizes that aims to support our nation’s most passionate innovators and fast-track bold new ideas.

Join the innovation revolution

We are developing opportunities for diverse innovators and entrepreneurs to join our community, make a difference, and create change. Bring your voice. Your ideas. Your background. This is your clean energy revolution.

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What We're Made Of


Network Members


Cash Prizes and Team Support


Teams Funded

American-Made is made possible by funding from the Department of Energy and the administration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

How To Get Involved

Bring your ideas and creative solutions to compete in American-Made prizes, or help others succeed in building new businesses and technical solutions. As an innovator, partner, or Network member, you can make a difference.

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Compete in a Prize Challenge

Participate in a variety of challenges with a chance to win cash prizes for your game-changing ideas. You can also gain technical assistance, mentorship, national recognition, and life-changing experiences.

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Connect With Our Community

Be part of a diverse national community of inventors, technology experts, and business developers who are eager to help bring innovative ideas to life.

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Partner with Us

You can partner with us in many ways to help accelerate innovation, build team capabilities, gain connections to early-stage innovators, and advance the clean energy revolution.

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