Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds to support proof of concept in Phase I and prototype development in Phase II. If successfully proven, with full development support in Phase II, successful technologies could move into the commercial market.
This event will introduce you to Eileen Chant, Ph.D., Outreach Program Manager at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of SBIR/STTR Programs. They offer application assistance resources and the small businesses that win DOE SBIR/STTR awards also receive assistance focused on commercializing their technology. Dr. Chant will provide a deep dive into SBIR/STTR from a Department of Energy perspective.