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


Pennsylvania’s Innovation Partnership (IPart) can also, assist with DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Proposal Preparation Assistance.

Do you need help preparing a DOE SBIR/STTR Application?

What is the DOE Phase 0 Program?

The DOE Phase 0 Program is provided by the Department of Energy to assist first time applicants learn how to prepare responsive applications to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and/or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. To be eligible for this service which is provided at no charge, applicants must be a small business with the capability to respond to the topics in the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). These solicitations are released twice a year. To begin, please check the banner at the top of the page to see when the topics for the next FOA will be released and then review the eligibility criteria.



If you have never submitted an SBIR or STTR application to the Department of Energy (DOE), you meet the first eligibility criteria. Now consider if you have the time to dedicate to a 12-week journey in which our team will guide you through the preparation of a proposal that addresses a need that DOE has articulated in its Topics document.



You can vie important DOE SBSSISR/STTR Federal Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) or SOlicitation information, schedule timing & details HERE

DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Tutotials


The DOE Phase 0 Program is a competitive, high technology program to address the DOE’s specific R&D interests outlined in detail in the
Phase I Release 2 Topic Document


Before applying, please read the topics and subtopics as well as the references that the DOE provides at the end of each topic description.  Know the state-of-the-art in the technology area of your choice and why your idea can advance the state-of-the-art.  Be aware that only meritorious applications are funded.


Apply to the DOE SBIR Phase 0 Assistance Program

Before applying, you must review the topics and consider your ability to meet these specific government technology needs.