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Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center

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Leading the future of materials manufacturing

Argonne works with industry partners to solve their enduring manufacturing R&D challenges, identify commercialization opportunities, license new technologies and introduce transformational discoveries to the marketplace.

Collaboration drives innovation in Argonne’s Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center (MMIC). We work with partners in government, industry, academia and other national laboratories to advance groundbreaking solutions to a diverse set of manufacturing research challenges. 

Argonne offers multiple avenues for collaborating with outside groups to accommodate both small and large firms. Licensing and contractual agreements vary based on the particular situation. We will work with you to meet specific needs, including addressing intellectual property concerns. 

Project scale and duration are flexible, ranging from single-day solutions to multi-year investigations. We offer multiple avenues for collaborating with outside groups to accommodate both small and large firms. Licensing and contractual agreements vary based on the particular situation. 

Under the forthcoming Argonne Energy Storage Manufacturing Collaboration Program, industry partners are planned to be able leverage Argonne’s unique capabilities and expertise through short-term collaborative projects (subject to DOE review and selection). Argonne is seeking cost-shared proposals from U.S. industry advance new energy storage manufacturing technologies. Projects will be conducted during a short-time period (up to 1 year). At least 50% non-federal cost-share, which can be funds-in or in-kind contributions (e.g., facilities, services, and staff time), will be required on the part of the industrial participant. Federal funding will not be provided to the industrial participant. Eligibility will be limited to U.S. businesses that manufacture or process energy storage materials in the U.S. for commercial applications, or to industries that will be able to do so as a direct result of these collaborative efforts. Projects will be formalized under a non-negotiable Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.

Contact manufacturing@​anl.​gov to learn more about the program and get connected to Argonne’s manufacturing experts.

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