The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are research and development programs that are only open to eligible U.S. small businesses. Both programs offer small businesses the ability to collaborate with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs or other partners as subcontractors.
The SBIR/STTR programs have three distinct phases:
The DOE manages two independent SBIR and STTR programs: the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office within the Office of Science and the SBIR/STTR Programs within the Advanced Research Projects Agency –Energy (ARPA-E).
Interested small businesses are encouraged to submit applications that address the specific technology innovations sought by these programs, which span the majority of the Department's mission in areas relating to clean energy, advanced scientific instrumentation and software, and nuclear security. The Department issues over 300 Phase I and 150 Phase II awards annually totaling more than $200M.
|Description: Small businesses collaborate with labs as a subcontractor.|
|Cost: Businesses are awarded funds to participate|
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