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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Small business innovation research (SBIR) is a U.S. government program in which federal agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only. Small businesses that win awards in these programs retain the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize the technology.

Each year (typically in September), the Department of Energy (DOE) issues a funding opportunity solicitation inviting small businesses to apply for SBIR grants. For more specific information, see the DOE Office of Science SBIR/STTR website.

Current

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Institution Project Start Project End Title
Thorpe Michael Bridger Photonics, Inc. April 2015 April 2017 Lidar-Based High Resolution 3D Imager and Remote Gas Sensor: A New Paradigm for Terrestrial Environmental Monitoring
Sabin Gerald  Rnet Technologies, Inc. April 2015 April 2018  Ground Penetrating Radar System and Algorithms for Fine Root Analysis
Stanton Alan  Southwest Sciences, Inc. February 2014 February 2018  Portable Nitrous Oxide Sensor for Understanding Agricultural and Soil Emissions
Walsh David  Vista Clara Inc. April 2015 January 2018  Low Cost, Autonomous NMR and Multi-sensor Soil Monitoring Instrument
Choi Jae Physical Optics Corp. April 2016 April 2018 Mass Spectroscopy for Atmospheric Gas Analysis
Dupuis Julia Physical Sciences Inc. April 2016 April 2018 High Speed VNIR/SWIR Hyperspectral Imager for Quantifying Terrestrial Ecosystems
Swanson Rand Resonon Inc. April 2016 April 2018 A Compact, Broad-Band Hyperspectral SpectroRadiometer
Goldstein Neil Spectral Sciences Inc. April 2017 April 2019 Compact, High Performance, Drone-mounted Spectral Imaging System for Ecosystem Carbon-Cycle Characterization and Agricultural Monitoring
Ulmer Chris Physcial Optics Corp. February 2017 November 2017 Low-Power Micro Ceilometer
Sonnenfroh David Physical Sciences Inc. February 2017 November 2017 Ultracompact Laser Ceilometer for Boundary Layer and Cloud Height Retrievals
Albert Michael Fibertek Inc February 2017 February 2018 Novel Compact Ceilometer

 

Past Awards

Institution Project Date Title
Li-cor Biosciences (SBIR, Phase II) 2013 Low Cost Small Sample Volume High Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer
Southwest Sciences, Inc. (SBIR, Phase II) 2013 Optical Tomography for 3D Imaging of Fine Roots

Featured Submitted Highlight

Meet FRED: A Global Fine-Root Ecology Database
A global Fine-Root Ecology Database to improve belowground understanding and modeling.


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Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental System Science: Modeling Frameworks, Data Management, and Scientific Workflows [10/15]



Building Virtual Ecosystems: Computational Challenges for Mechanistic Modeling of Terrestrial Environments [2/15]



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