Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer Program

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The combined Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program provides competitive awards to small businesses or individuals for the development and commercialization of new ideas and innovative research related to building technologies.

While other federal or DOE SBIR/STTR programs may operate on different schedules, EERE provides funding to competitively selected clean energy technology small businesses on a once-per-year cycle. 

Learn more about BTO’s SBIR/STTR 2021 Phase I selections and Phase II Release 2 selections.

SBIR/STTR Projects

Technology Commercialization Fund

Eco-Snap AC unit started as an National Renewable Energy Laboratory technology.

Eco-Snap AC unit started as a National Renewable Energy Laboratory technology.

The Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) is a competitive funding opportunity designed to increase the number of energy technologies developed at DOE’s national labs that graduate to commercial development and achieve commercial impact. The TCF will enhance the Department’s technology transitions system with a forward-looking and competitive approach to lab-industry partnerships.

Learn more about BTO’s TCF 2021 selections.

TCF Projects

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Other Funding Opportunities

The Building Technologies Office may have additional funding opportunities. Check the page for updates, and also see the EERE Exchange site. To receive notice of new funding opportunities, please subscribe to our email newsletter mailing list.