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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is announcing the release of its FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I topics. Covering the research and development priorities of all EERE’s Technology Offices, wind-specific topics are Technical Solutions to Offshore and Land-Based Wind Siting and Environmental Challenges, and Distributed Wind Technology-Compatible Power Converters for Grid-Connected and Isolated Distributed Energy Systems.

Additionally, EERE’s SBIR/STTR topics continue to promote the transfer of research to advance and create technologies important to its mission through soliciting proposals for Technology Transfer Opportunities. EERE’s FY 2021 topics include a commercialization opportunity for a wind turbine blade design developed by Sandia National Laboratories.

The Topics document is accessible at the DOE SBIR/STTR Program Funding Opportunities Website.

EERE is also pleased to announce the FY 2021 Phase I Release 2 Topics Webinar: Join us on Tuesday, November 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the Topics Webinar. Registration information will be posted at https://science.osti.gov/sbir/Funding-Opportunities. This is an opportunity for participants to ask the DOE program managers questions about EERE Topics, questions can be submitted with registration.

The SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is scheduled for release on Monday, December 14, 2020. Once posted, the FOA document will be accessible at the DOE SBIR website.