The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), known as “America’s Seed Fund,” provides nondilutive grants to small businesses to help them develop and commercialize technology innovations. The Department of Energy (DOE) has opened the next round of grants. Learn more and get support on applying.
Are you working on your application for the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR program, or considering applying? Five organizations are working with the DOE to support you. See below for a full list of upcoming events.
Breaking Down the Weatherization Assistance Program
The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency upgrades for low-income households, reducing energy costs and improving health and safety. Recently, WAP received a major boost in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which increased funding for the program by $3.5 billion.
This Veterans Day, CEBN is highlighting resources available for veterans to get their start in clean energy or bolster their existing businesses. With recent federal investments through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, clean energy is a booming sector expected to grow exponentially in the coming years, making this an excellent time to pursue a career in clean energy!
SBIR Reauthorization: How the New Law Revises the Program
The SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 includes a three-year extension of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, as well as reforms; these include stricter reporting and scrutiny for foreign-linked firms and “experienced” businesses that have won more than 50 awards. Learn more about the changes here.
Telkes Fellows Visit DC For Meetings with Congress, Department of Energy and White House
The Clean Energy Business Network and Cleantech Leaders Roundtable were proud to host the inaugural cohort of Mária Telkes Fellows in DC in celebration of the sixth annual National Clean Energy Week. The fellows joined CEBN staff in meetings with two U.S. Senate Committees, the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, and the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy.
The Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize is a $1.5M prize supporting new and existing coalitions to develop a strategy to address a local clean energy opportunity or inequity in disadvantaged communities. Learn more about how to apply!
National Clean Energy Week to be held September 26-30
CEBN is honored, once again, to be part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW)! This weeklong recognition will honor the clean energy sector’s contributions to America’s economic strength and emissions reduction goals.
Insight into the 11 Small Business Innovation Research Programs
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities are offered by 11 different federal agencies. Learn more about available funding and support for innovators.