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FY 2020 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

December 18, 2019

FY 2020 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement


EERE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program issued a series of topics—including five for WPTO—in its Phase 1 Release 2 FY20 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on November 12, 2019. The below WPTO topics are focused on hydropower and marine energy and the last topic is applicable to both technology areas along with wind power.

  • Research and Development for Testing of Oil-Free Bearings/Bushings for Hydropower Components

  • Innovative Sensing Platforms for Water and Hydropower

  • Co-Development of Marine Energy Technology at Smaller Scales

  • Waterway Debris Remediation Powered by Marine Energy

  • Compact Power Conditioning Systems for High-Torque, Low-Speed Machines


FOA Issued; Monday, December 16, 2019

Letters of Intent (LOI) Due; Monday, January 6, 2020 5:00pm ET

LOI Feedback Provided: Monday, January 27, 2020

Full Applications Due: Monday, February 24, 2020 11:59pm ET

Award Notification: Monday, May 18, 2020*

Projected Grant Start Date: Monday, June 29, 2020



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