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Small Business Vouchers Documents


Please register for upcoming Small Business Vouchers Pilot Informational Webinars:

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot Informational Webinars will be 15-minute presentations about how to submit a request to the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. This webinar will run three times throughout Round 1. Participants will be invited to ask questions after the presentation.  

Join in on the conversation and register for an SBV webinar today:

  • Register - Oct. 8, 2015 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • Register - Oct. 15, 2015 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • Register - Oct. 22, 2015 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)

The deadline to request assistance is October 23.  Two additional calls will open in 2016, depending on funding availability.  Additional webinars will be advertised then.
For more information about the pilot, visit  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The five Energy Department National Laboratories that were selected to lead the $20 million pilot include:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 



ORNL: Small businesses invited to participate in DOE national lab vouchers pilot
NREL: Small Businesses Invited to Participate in DOE National Lab Vouchers Pilot
LBNL: Small Businesses Invited to Participate in DOE National Lab Vouchers Pilot
PNNL: Small businesses invited to participate in DOE national lab vouchers pilot
Sandia: Clean-energy assistance pilot is open for business


New pilot helps small businesses tap ORNL expertise
Bay Area National Laboratories Jointly Launch New Small Business Voucher Pilot for Emerging Cleantech Companies 
Sandia pilot to assist small clean-energy companies
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to help small "green" businesses

Together with EERE’s selected lead laboratories, The National Laboratory Impact Initiative has kicked off The Small Business Vouchers Pilot. The goal of the pilot is to help small businesses bring next-generation clean energy technologies to the market faster by enabling them to access lab expertise and tools easily and affordably. SBV’s upcoming $20 million investment in small business assistance and collaborative research has the potential to increase and enhance laboratory-private sector relationships, increase and streamline access to national laboratory capabilities, and demonstrate the value of lab-developed science and technology. The past March, EERE’s Lab Impact team released the SBV Lab Call to invite DOE’s national labs to participate in the pilot. And in May, EERE selected 5 national labs- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Sandia National Laboratories- as the leads to further structure the pilot and to open it to small businesses. Other DOE National Laboratories may also provide technology assistance and collaborative research and development to small businesses for the pilot. In September, the Department of Energy and lead laboratories unveiled the small business online platform - - which will enable small businesses from across the country to request assistance from DOE labs on cutting-edge research and commercialization challenges. To sign up to receive information about assistance and the participating labs, please contact Jill Litwin at

These documents are related to the National Laboratory Impact Initiative's Small Business Vouchers Pilot.

New Pilot Accepting Small Business Requests to Work Closely with Labs
New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses