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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

DOE SBIR Topics Released.

This SBIR/STTR topics document is issued in advance of the FY 2024 DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement scheduled to be issued on August 7, 2023. The purpose of the early release of the topics is to allow applicants an opportunity to identify technology areas of interest and to begin formulating innovative responses and partnerships. Applicants new to the DOE SBIR/STTR programs are encouraged to attend upcoming topic and Funding Opportunity Announcement webinars. Dates for these webinars are listed on our website: https://science.osti.gov/sbir/Funding-Opportunities.


Topics may be modified in the future. Applicants are encouraged to check for future updates to this document, particularly when the Funding Opportunity Announcement is issued. Any changes to topics will be listed at the beginning of this document.


  • Program Area Overview: Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research - The primary mission of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program is to discover, develop, and deploy computational and networking capabilities to analyze, model, simulate, and control complex phenomena important to the Department of Energy.

    • C57-01 Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Software Technologies

    • C57-02 HPC Cybersecurity

    • C57-03 Digital-Twin Capabilities for Science Network Infrastructures

    • C57-04 Technology to Facilitate the Use of Near-Term Quantum Computing Hardware

    • C57-05 Artificial Intelligence Tools for Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Science

    • C57-06 Mixed Integer Solver Technology for Accelerated Computing Systems

  • Program Area Overview: Office of Basic Energy Sciences - The Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support Department of Energy (DOE) missions in energy, environment, and national security.

    • C57-07 Cost-Effective Cryogenic Cooling Systems for High-Power X-Ray Optics

    • C57-08 Thermal and Cold Neutron Beam Transport Technology for Scattering Instrumentation at Puled and Continuous Neutron Sources

    • C57-09 Software Tools and Data Movement Systems Solutions for High Brightness X-Ray Sources

    • C57-10 Spin-Polarized and Time-Resolved Electron Beam Source for Electron Microscopy

    • C57-11 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Approaches to Reveal Structure and Dynamics of Fracture Systems and Induced Seismicity in the Earth's Crust

    • C57-12 Rare Earth and Critical Elements Recovery Via Selective Membranes: AI/ML-Guided Membrane Development

    • C57-13 High-Performance Materials for Nuclear Application

    • C57-14 Advanced Subsurface Energy Technologies

    • C57-15 Technology Transfer Opportunities: Basic Energy Sciences

  • Program Area Overview: Office of Biological and Environmental Research - The mission of the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program is to support transformative science and scientific user facilities to achieve a predictive understanding of complex biological, earth, and environmental systems for energy and infrastructure security and resilience.

    • C57-16 Urban Measurement Technology

    • C57-17 Complex Data: Advanced Data Analytic Technologies for Systems Biology and Bioenergy

    • C57-18 Enabling Tools for Molecular Structure or Morphological Characterization of Biological and Biochemical Interactions Within or Among Microbes, Plants, Minerals, Soils

    • C57-19 Bioimaging Technologies for Biological Systems

    • C57-20 Delivery Technologies for Genetic Engineering Bioenergy Crops

  • Program Area Overview: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences - FES’s mission is to expand the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and to build the scientific foundation needed to develop a fusion energy source. This is accomplished through the study of plasma, the fourth state of matter, and how it interacts with its surroundings.

    • C57-21 Fusion Materials

    • C57-22 Superconducting Magnets

    • C57-23 Low-Temperature Plasmas and Microelectronics

    • C57-24 Internal Fusion Energy (IFE)

    • C57-25 Plasma Actuators for Fusion Power Plants

  • Program Area Overview: Office of High Energy Physics - The goal of the Department of Energy’s (DOE or the Department) Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) is to provide mankind with new insights into the fundamental nature of energy and matter and the forces that control them.

    • C57-26 Advanced Concepts and Technology for Particle Accelerators

    • C57-27 Radio Frequency Accelerator Technology

    • C57-28 Laser Technology R&D for Accelerators

    • C57-29 High Field Superconducting Magnet Technology

    • C57-30 High Energy Physics Electronics

    • C57-31 High Energy Physics Detectors and Instrumentation

    • C57-32 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for High Energy Physics

  • Program Area Overview: Office of Nuclear Physics - Nuclear physics research seeks to understand the structure and interactions of atomic nuclei and the fundamental forces and particles of nature as manifested in nuclear matter. Nuclear processes are responsible for the nature and abundance of all matter, which in turn determines the essential physical characteristics of the universe.

    • C57-33 Nuclear Physics Software and Data Management

    • C57-34 Nuclear Physics Electronics Design and Fabrication

    • C57-35 Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology

    • C57-36 Nuclear Physics Instrumentation, Detection Systems, and Techniques


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