Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing for Hydropower (I AM Hydro) Prize

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

Advanced manufacturing is revolutionizing the way products are designed and built for countless industries by lowering costs, improving designs, and reducing production timelines.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced the Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing for Hydropower (I AM Hydro) Prize to dramatically lower costs of hydropower components and systems designs by leveraging advancements in manufacturing and material.

I AM Hydro is inspiring disruptors and innovators to compete for up to $250,000 in cash prizes and help support the hydropower industry using the ingenuity of advanced manufacturing.

Deadline: Sep. 30, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

While the prize is soliciting solutions of all shapes and sizes, organizers identified the following potential focus areas for submissions:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Casting, Forming, and Machining
  • Joining, Coating, and Repair.

Eligibility Requirements

Any innovators, visionaries, or enthusiasts with an idea to apply advanced manufacturing techniques to hydropower developments can apply! Join the community as an individual and find like-minded collaborators.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 30, 2020