Save the Date! Water Power Technologies Office Webinar on Fiscal Year 2022 SBIR/STTR Topics

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November 18, 2021

Save the Date! Water Power Technologies Office Webinar on Fiscal Year 2022 SBIR/STTR Topics

On Tuesday, December 7, join the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET for an overview of the water power-focused topics/sub-topics in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. These topics include:

  • Cost Saving Innovations for Water Conveyance Systems for Powering Non-Powered Dams
  • Innovative Hydropower Technologies for Low Head (Less Than 30-ft.)
  • Innovations Accelerating Pumped Storage Hydropower Deployment
  • Co-Development of Marine Energy Technologies with End User Partners.

In addition, there are three joint topics:

  • Technology Solutions for Advancing Ocean Co-Existence and Co-Use with Marine Energy and Communities
  • Development of Cost Effective Subsea Wet-Mateable Connector Technologies
  • Community-Driven Solutions for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition.

For additional details, see the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY22 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Topics, which were issued on November 8, 2021.

During the webinar, hear highlights on each WPTO sub-topic before the Funding Opportunity Announcement is released on December 13. No specific technologies or projects will be discussed but questions regarding the sub-topics are welcome. Please submit your questions to by December 3.

The SBIR and STTR Programs offer competitively awarded grants to small businesses to support scientific excellence and technological innovation. The core objectives of the SBIR/STTR Programs are:

  • Increasing private-sector commercialization of technology developed through federally supported research and development.
  • Stimulating technological innovation in the private sector.
  • Encouraging participation by women-owned and minority-owned small businesses.
  • Improving the return on investment from federally funded research for economic and social benefits to the nation.

WPTO, as part of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), provides annual funding to competitively selected small businesses whose missions align with the office’s priorities of advancing marine energy and next-generation hydropower and pumped storage systems for a flexible, reliable grid. For more information on EERE’s SBIR and STTR Programs, visit the EERE website.


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