EPIC Buildings: Exploring New Funding Opportunities for Small Businesses from the U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its Round 2 SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Topics of Interest notice on Monday, Nov 8th, with letters of intent due on Jan 3rd. These programs provide research & development funding for small businesses to support technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

This webinar, held on Friday, Nov 12th explored the topics of interest targeted by the DOE in this funding opportunity. Learn about the application process and hear from those who have navigated the process successfully, winning Phase I awards of $50,000 – $250,000 and follow-on Phase II awards of $1,600,000.

SBIR = Small Business Innovation Research
STTR = Small Business Technology Transfer

Learn more about SBIR and STTR

What is the opportunity?

The SBIR and STTR programs are competitive programs designed to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in research/research and development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. These initiatives enable small companies (500 or fewer employees) to explore their technological potential and grow their commercialization success. In FY 2020, participating federal agencies awarded small businesses over $3 billion to develop and commercialize new technologies.

What is the EPIC Buildings program?

SyracuseCoE’s EPIC Buildings program was created to accelerate development and commercialization of innovations for energy hardware innovations in the upstate New York region that enhance Grid-Interactive & Energy-Efficient Buildings (GEBs).