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DOE Announces Second Wave of Small Business R&D Funds

The Department of Energy announced $37M available in funding to support small business innovation research and small business technology transfer efforts. This is the second SBIR/STTR funding opportunity announced for fiscal 2019 that finances multiple small business-led research and development efforts in support of nine DOE offices, the department said.

The fund program's first phase covers 6 to 12 months with up to $200K in awards. Entrants able to complete proceed to develop prototypes in fiscal year 2020 under the second phase with up to $1.6M in grants for each depending on research needs.

“U.S. small businesses are a crucial aspect in driving innovation and creating jobs in our economy,” said Rick Perry, secretary of energy.

DOE components to receive support from the SBIR/STTR projects include:


  • Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response
  • Office Of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Office of Electricity  
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Environmental Management
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
  • Office of High Energy Physics
  • Office of Nuclear Energy

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