Description: The goal of the EAS-E Prize is to support a suite of design solutions, tools, and/or technology innovations that make electrification more affordable and accessible in existing U.S. homes. The Prize consists of two phases: Phase 1 – Concept Paper (presenting proposed solutions); and Phase 2 – Demonstration (winning competitors from Phase 1 will demonstrate functional prototype solutions). See website for full details.
Award: Phase 1 winners receive $5,000 each and will be eligible to compete in Phase 2. Additionally, Phase 1 winners each receive a $75k voucher to work with DOE national laboratories and/or qualifying “connectors” from the American-Made Network. Up to three prizes will be awarded under Phase 2, with a top prize of $1 million.
Eligibility: Open to individuals; private entities (for-profits & nonprofits); nonfederal government entities such as states, counties, tribes, and municipalities; and academic institutions.
Deadline: Phase 1 submissions due 12 pm PST, March 8, 2023.