The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a federally funded program designed to encourage research to meet national needs, aims to spark technological innovation, encourage creative ideas and participation by women and socially or economically disadvantaged people, and increase commercialization within the private sector or innovations created from federal research and development funding.
It is a competitive awards-based program, and one that can be especially helpful for smaller businesses, reducing the financial risks associated with the exploration of new technologies in renewable energy and leading toward commercialization. A three-phase process begins with establishing feasibility, technical merit, and commercial potential, with awards up to $150,000 for six months. The second phase is designed to fund the continuation of the research and development of phase 1, with funding up to $1 million for two years. Phase three, which is not funded, is for small businesses to pursue the commercialization of the technologies developed in the first two phases.
Among its 150+ experts, Lee Enterprises Consulting has a wide range of services in bioenergy, biomaterials and chemicals, biotechnologies, and feedstocks. We certainly have specialists in writing proposals for SBIR and other government funds. In fact, our specialty services include other things like environmental & regulatory compliance, executive recruiting, expert witness engagements, intellectual property (IP) assistance, Life Cycle Analysis, RINs & Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), market studies, carbon credits, wildlife habitat matters, benchmarking, attestations, DOE Merit Review, BQ9000 Preparation, food safety & defense, Insurance selection & procurement, and process safety & management.
Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. You will note that most of our experts are also available for ancillary engagements and advice, for specialty engagements like serving as expert witnesses in litigation matters. A good overview of our group is found in this video. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.