A U.S. Department of Energy training program that schools burgeoning energy-hardware manufacturers on prototyping and manufacturing is coming to Long Island.
FuzeHub, a nonprofit networking organization serving as the vital cog of New York State’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has scheduled its first Long Island-based Build4Scale workshops, designed to equip energy innovators with the necessary knowledge to create manufacturing-ready prototypes, avoid costly redesigns and play nicely with large-scale manufacturers.
With the Trump Administration slashing federal funding for clean-energy research and production in favor of older fossil-fuel technologies, investment in (and manufacturing of) new clean-gen tech is swiftly shifting overseas – marking billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost to canceled investment-based tax credits and new import tariffs.
Enter programs like FuzeHub, which is leveraging relatively small federal stipends in an effort to stem that tide. This summer, FuzeHub was awarded a $150,000 Department of Energy grant to create Build4Scale workshops throughout New York State.