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DOE LightMAT Consortium call now open with up to $500K in funding

The consortium is seeking proposals from industry to partner with National Laboratories on lightweight material innovations

Washington, D.C.—LightMAT has announced its annual funding opportunity for 2023 for the automotive industry to leverage technical assistance from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. LightMAT seeks proposals to identify key technical challenges limiting the use of lightweight materials that can further improve the energy efficiency of conventional and electric vehicles. Proposals are due June 12.

This call focuses on lightweighting of the vehicle glider. Applicants will partner with one or multiple DOE national laboratories within the LightMAT consortium to address researcher needs for overcoming the identified challenges.

Selected projects will receive up to $500,000 of LightMAT technical assistance over a maximum duration of two years. LightMAT anticipates selecting four new projects as part of this funding opportunity. Application materials are available on the LightMAT Funding Opportunities website.

LightMAT is managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in partnership with other national laboratories and is funded by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.

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