November, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the first ever Federal Agency SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program, aimed at helping eligible Small R&D Businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from the DOE. Since the program is entirely funded by the DOE, these services are AT NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS. The goal of this program is to increase the number of responsive, high-quality proposals submitted to the Department of Energy within targeted states with historically low SBIR/STTR submissions to the DOE, and amongst women and minority-owned businesses nationally.
Pennsylvania’s historical, SBIR/STTR submissions to the DOE place the state in the category as an underrepresented and underserved state for the purposes of this program.
The Administor of the DOE’s Phase 0 Assistance Program, Dawnbreaker will be conducting outreach to energy-focused, small technology companies in PA that might be interested in applying for DOE SBIR/STTR grants and using this Phase 0 service.
Please see the flyer HERE for more information.
To learn more about the Phase 0 DOE Assistance Program – Please Contact:
Richard Smerbeck, Program Manager