Are You Ready to Manufacture Your Innovation?

FuzeHub and its partners from across the state have been selected by the Department of Energy to deliver Build4Scale manufacturing fundamentals training to energy technology innovators and assisting with forging partnerships with domestic manufacturers.

The Build4Scale training equips energy hardware innovators with the training and information they need to create manufacturing-ready prototypes, avoid costly redesign, and work with manufacturers.

Dan Radmoski (see bio below), one of the original creators of this workshop, will be delivering this training across New York State. Register for a workshop near you.

U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Build4ScaleTM

What Is Build4Scale?

Build4Scale is a training curriculum designed to help developers of “hardware” physical products commercialize their innovation's efficiently utilized design for manufacturability principals. The online training program can be found at http://build4scale.org/.

Who Created Build4Scale?

Build4Scale was funded by the Department of Energy and developed by Lawrence Livermore National Lab, which utilized contractors including our instructing partner, Dan Radomski, to help create the training curriculum.

Will Build4Scale Benefit Me?

The audience that will see the most value in this training program are new and next stage product manufacturers—companies with a new physical “hardware-based” product that, at minimum, have already developed alpha prototypes and now need to move to market with beta prototypes and transition to scale to low to medium volume.

Build4Scale Instructor: Dan Radomski

Dan Radomski is the Chief Strategy / Operating Officer for the Optimal Group, small businesses and start-ups focused on product development, competitive business strategy, product benchmarking, product development and engineering.  Dan also serves as an advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory, a program that helps accelerate and scale small manufacturers and innovators of new “hardware” products.

In his prior role as Vice President of Industry and Venture Development at NextEnergy, Dan led all market and technology analytic efforts to support the growth of early-stage and mature energy technology firms in areas such as wind, solar, advanced batteries, power electronics, vehicle electrification, smart grid, micro-grid, natural gas, and energy efficiency.  This included NextEnergy’s venture and incubator services, supporting the commercialization efforts of approximately 1,000 new developers of advanced energy technologies; and helping over 120 manufacturers successfully diversify into the clean energy supply chain.

Radomski frequently serves as an advisor, judge, mentor and committee member for regional and national accelerators and cleantech competitions, including TechStars Mobility, CleanTech Open, Clean Energy Trust Challenge, Accelerate Michigan, DTE E-Challenge, Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest, and the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge.

Prior to NextEnergy Dan was co-founder of a clean energy technology consultancy with offices in Berkley, MI and Barcelona, Spain.  Dan also worked for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on product development for advanced manufacturing technologies and disciplines including lean manufacturing, machining, fabrication, composites, micro- and nano-manufacturing.

Dan has served as a developer for DOE / Lawrence Livermore National Lab training curricula that educates product developers / companies with “hardware” based products on how to scale their business.  He has been an instructor and curriculum developer for DOE / ARPA-E I-Corps Program; and has served as an advisor for the National Governor’s Association’s (NGA) Clean Energy Economic Development Policy Academy program, and as a contributor to DOE’s Industry Peer and Annual Merit Review activities.

About AIM Onshore

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) is a prize competition designed to incentivize incubators, accelerators, and other intermediary organizations to help energy technology innovators close the manufacturing-readiness gap.

The scientists and engineers developing energy hardware technologies often lack basic knowledge of manufacturing design and create prototypes that are impossible to manufacture and scale. The redesign process costs valuable time and money, making even the most promising energy technologies less attractive to potential investors and industry partners. As a result, fewer transformative American energy technologies transition to market.

FuzeHub was one of four organizations nationwide to win AIM Onshore and will use the award funds to deliver DOE’s Build4Scale training to help innovators connect with manufacturers. The training helps innovators avoid the common pitfalls of product design by teaching them manufacturing design fundamentals in the early stages of prototype development, and provides them with the know-how they need to work with manufacturers.

TM – Build4Scale is a trademark owned by the US Department of Energy