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The Department of Energy (DOE) is dedicated to the successful commercialization of SBIR/STTR funded technologies. But getting to a Phase I is no small feat. That is why, with the help of the Dawnbreaker-led team, the U.S. DOE is funding its first ever Phase 0 program, to assist eligible small businesses in navigating the complexities of the SBIR proposal process. With a full menu of services available to pre-approved applicants, small businesses that fall into three categories: 1) under represented states; 2) women-owned; and 3) minority-owned, can now get the assistance they need to submit a compelling and successful Phase I SBIR/STTR proposal.
Welcome to the website for the DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance program. Simply put, our goal is to increase the number of high quality SBIR/STTR proposals submitted to the Department of Energy by women- and minority-owned small businesses, as well as small R&D firms located in states that have historically had low submission rates to the DOE SBIR/STTR programs. Some of those states will surprise you.
AK, DC, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NY, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, WA, WI
We have already assembled a national database of women and minority owned small businesses that work within technology areas relevant to the Department of Energy. Be sure to look for our tickler e-mails, inviting you to explore the exciting research conducted by DOE and inviting you to apply for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the DOE.
Our services - funded by the Department of Energy - are completely FREE to eligible small businesses and qualified individuals who commit to form a company should they win a DOE SBIR/STTR award. Eligible parties receive one or more specialized services following an initial assessment by a member of the Dawnbreaker team. Optional services include:
- 1) Letter of Intent (LOI) writing assistance
- 2) Phase I proposal preparation, review and submission assistance
- 3) Market Research Assistance
- 4) Small Business Development Training and Mentoring
- 5) Technology Advice and Consultation
- 6) Intellectual Property Consultation
- 7) Indirect Rates and Financials
- 8) Travel Assistance
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