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.
|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||Physical 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|
|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|
There are no open calls at this time.
Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) Strategic Plan 2018 (PDF; 14MB)