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Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer 2013 (Phase I Release 2)

Funding: $225,000 (Phase I) and $1.5M (Phase II)

Open Date: 11/26/2012

Close Date: 02/05/2013

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: SBIR and STTR 2013 Phase I Release 2


Congress established the SBIR and STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

The DOE SunShot Initiative (www.energy.gov/SunShot) aims to achieve subsidy-free, cost competitive solar power by the end of the decade. SunShot seeks proposals for the development of innovative technologies in the broad areas of:

  • PV Module Degradation
  • Module and System Manufacturing Metrology, Diagnostics, and Process Control
  • Balance of System (Non-Hardware)
  • Concentrated Solar Power.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Below are important dates.

  • Topics Released: Monday, October 29, 2012
  • FOA Issued: Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  • Award Notification Date: Late April 2013
  • Start of Grant Budget Period: Early June 2013

Last updated: 11/05/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.