The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program recently issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for approximately $40 million in Phase I innovation projects for the 2020 fiscal year. This year’s topics cover key agency priorities such as critical materials, energy storage, grid integration, water security, cybersecurity, and the circular economy.

Small businesses play a major role in spurring innovation and creating jobs. The SBIR and STTR programs were created by Congress to leverage small businesses to advance innovation at federal agencies. For additional information, visit