Department of Energy (DOE) – SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program

In anticipation of DOE’s upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will be issued on Monday, August 17th, 2015, the DOE’s contracted provider for these services, Dawnbreaker, has been building an interactive, online portal to help small businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of the DOE SBIR/STTR proposal process.

These “Online Tutorials” will be available at no cost, to anyone interested in learning more about DOE’s SBIR/STTR program.

All small business entrepreneurs and those supporting them are encouraged to follow the Phase 0 program on LinkedIn at – it is here that Dawnbreaker will post updates leading up to the FOA, topic releases, helpful tips, and new tutorials as they become available.

Save the date – July 20, 2015!

This is the date that topics will be issued for the FY 2016 Phase I Release I FOA.

For more information about the DOE, Phase 0, SBIR/STTR assistance program, please contact:
Richard Smerbeck at or
Dr. Christopher Kaufman at