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DOE announces $57M in new SBIR/STTR programs, $9.6M for ‘transformational energy”

By / September 15, 2010

Makani’s Airborne Wind Turbine (above) project is being funded by a new ARPA-E grant. Credit: Makani. Over the past few days, the DOE has announced nearly $67 million in new grants including $57 million for small business-oriented efforts and nearly $10 million for ARPA-E research projects. The DOE is funding 33 Phase III “Xlerator” awards…

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DOE announces availability of $30M for small business materials-oriented tech commercialization

By / July 14, 2010

Materials folks – are you already working on a Phase II SBIR or STTR grants project and itching to take it to the next level? The DOE just announced that it is making available an additional $30 million to establish new small business related to clean energy. The DOE is targeting 11 fields of technology…

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SBIR, STTR in jeopardy

By / December 16, 2009

In a new story on Nature’s website, Karl Thiel reports that the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovative Research program is in trouble because of a disagreement about the role of venture capital firms. The legal authorization for the SBIR and its cousin, the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, lapsed in September 2008. They have…

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