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June 25, 2014

Small Business Innovation Research Projects to Make a Big Impact on Clean Energy Economy

Small businesses are transforming our clean energy economy by bringing innovative, cost-effective products and solutions that lower carbon emissions and improve the environment to the marketplace. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) helps these small businesses accelerate the pace at which clean energy technologies move to the market by providing critical funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

In this round of funding, 14 small businesses including woman- and minority-owned firms from 10 states will receive nearly $15 million in awards to bring their innovative technologies closer to the market. Having successfully established proof-of-concept projects in Phase I, these Phase II awardees are moving to prototype demonstrations. Two of the awards are for the STTR program, and 12 are for SBIR projects. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.