Welcome to the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation site. This site is designed to assist small businesses that are unfamiliar with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to determine if they are eligible to participate in these programs and how to prepare a responsive Phase I proposal.
Although the assessment questions are generic and apply to all SBIR/STTR programs, all other guidance is focused on the Department of Energy (DOE). Every agency must be viewed as a distinct customer. Companies that wish to be successful in winning proposals must learn the requirements and differentiating features of each agency customer – in this case, of the Department of Energy.