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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

2018-2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Informational Webinar

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Monday 06/11/2018 6:30PM to 7:30PM EDT
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Monday 06/11/2018 6:30PM EDT


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2018-2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Informational Webinar
Monday, June 11, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Join us for an informational webinar on EPA’s upcoming 2018-2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I solicitation.  Learn about EPA’s SBIR program, this year’s solicitation topics, and how to apply for an SBIR contract. EPA SBIR program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation.

EPA’s 2018-2019 SBIR Phase I solicitation is anticipated to open June 13, 2018. The solicitation purpose is to support eligible small businesses in the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies. EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program as a result of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the SBIR solicitation topic areas. Successful Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II funding, up to $300,000 for two years, through an additional application process.

Webinar Objectives

  • Review topics anticipated in the upcoming 2018-2019 SBIR Phase I solicitation
  • Learn about the federal SBIR Program and EPA’s SBIR Program
  • Learn how to apply via FedConnect
  • Review administrative, submission, eligibility and peer review concerns
  • Share frequently asked questions

Research Areas & Topics

  • Clean and Safe Water
    • Innovative technologies for the rapid detection and treatment of antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater
    • Novel technologies for the rapid detection of PFAS in water
    • Innovative pretreatment technologies for PFAS in industrial wastewater
    • Novel sampling devices for microplastics
    • Novel technologies for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure
  • Air Quality
    • Innovative measurement tools for ground level air pollution levels from wildland fires
  • Land Revitalization
    • Innovative technologies that can sample, detect, analyze, remove or destroy PFAS in and from soil, sediment, water and groundwater
  • Homeland Security
    • Novel water distribution and stormwater system sensors
  • Manufacturing
    • Novel technologies for the reduction of chemicals in food processing
  • Sustainable Material Management
    • Novel technologies to identify harmful materials in construction & demolition (C&D) materials
    • Novel technologies to aid building deconstruction
    • Recyclable composite building materials
  • Safer Chemicals
    • Novel, safer paint and coating removal products

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