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DOE announces intent to issue funding opportunity for cybersecurity institute for energy efficient manufacturing

February 07, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced their intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) establishing a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The institute will develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency and innovation. This will be the sixth institute established by DOE and will focus on understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and expertise to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers. 

EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will oversee this FOA. It is anticipated it may include two technical areas of interest: securing automation and securing the supply chain. EERE plans to issue the FOA via the EERE Exchange in the second quarter of FY 2019.  The full Notice of Intent can be viewed here.

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