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