2024 Manufacturing Grants

Application Video Dos and Don'ts



  • Clearly describe:
    1. the not-for-profit organization;
    2. the industry partner(s);
    3. the fit between the aforementioned organizations (why are you working together?);
    4. the technology/product being developed, what stage of development it is in, and what will this grant do in terms of this development; and
    5. the economic impacts of the successful completion of the project. 
  • Do enunciate, and check the audio quality. Make sure that viewers can clearly understand what is being said.
  • Make sure that the video does not exceed 10 minutes. Anything in excess of 10 minutes will not be scored.
  • Watch the video after uploading. Make sure that it works as intended (no blackouts, no skipped audio, etc.)
  • We recommend the use of close captioning to add clarity. Make sure to review the close captions for accuracy.
  • When applicable, if possible, do show the workspace/ lab, and the product/technology in action.
  • Use plenty of visual aid to add clarity and comprehensibility.
  • You may use presentation slides, but the video is not meant to be a slide presentation.
  • The video can be freely edited as the team sees fit.
  • Do aim for a high-quality video, but keep in mind that a low-production video will suffice. We are looking for content, not format.
  • The use of animation is acceptable.


  • Do not include any proprietary information in the video.
  • This is not meant to be a big production. We are looking for content, not format. It is not necessary to do a professional video and paying someone to shoot and/or edit the video does not increase the probability of receiving an award.
  • This is not meant to be an investor pitch.

Manufacturing Grants - Round 2

Awards up to $65K Each | Applications Open Monday, April 15, 2024 | Application Deadline is Tuesday, May 14, 2024 4 PM EST

March 22, 2024.  Please check back to this site for any updates.

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