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Tech-to-Market programs are working to remove the barriers that prevent American researchers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses from translating their new ideas into the advanced energy technology products and services critical to our economic competitiveness and national security, and prosperity. Tech-to-Market program dates and opportunities for clean energy innovators are listed below.

Cleantech University Prize Competition (Cleantech UP)

Energy I-Corps (for U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory researchers)

  • Energy I-Corps Cohort 7 - details to come

Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs

*Program funded by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and co-managed by Tech-to-Market

EERE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

  • EERE SBIR/STTR Fiscal Year 2018 Dates**
    • Phase I, Release 1
    • Phase I, Release 2
    • Phase II, Release 1
    • Phase II, Release 2
      • FOA issued: February 12, 2018
      • Letters of Intent due: March 14, 2018 (DELAYED)
      • Applications due: April 3, 2018 (DELAYED)

**Dates are subject to change; visit this page for current dates and information

Small Business Vouchers (SBV)

  • Round 4 - details to come


  • Incubatenergy, a national network of incubators and accelerators, provides valuable resources for cleantech startups and entrepreneurs
  • The Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) leverages research and development funding in the applied energy programs to mature promising energy technologies with the potential for high impact
  • EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange is the official platform to find, apply for, and manage EERE funding opportunity applications