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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Informational Webinar: 2019-2020 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation

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Thursday 06/06/2019 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT
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Thursday 06/06/2019 1:00PM EDT


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Informational Webinar: 2019-2020 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation

Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Registration for the 2019-2020 SBIR solicitation webinar is free.

Join us for an informational webinar on EPA’s 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 SBIR Phase I solicitation is anticipated to open June 13, 2019. 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 $400,000 for two years, through an additional application process.


  • Review topics anticipated in the upcoming 2019-2020 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

Proposed Research Areas & Topics

Novel technologies are wanted in the following topic areas:


  • Sampling devices for microplastics
  • Technologies for the rehabilitation of water infrastructure
  • Technologies for the destruction of PFAS in water and wastewater
  • POU treatment for opportunistic pathogens
  • Technologies for detection and treatment of antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater
  • Treatment for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in drinking water
  • Resource Recovery for Decentralized Wastewater Systems


  • Air monitoring technology for Ethylene Oxide
  • Air monitoring technology for Sulfur Dioxide


  • Mining site characterization and remediation


  • 3-D Gamma Camera to Map Radiological Contamination
  • Water distribution and stormwater system sensors


  • New Applications for Industrial Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials
  • Preventing Food Waste


  • Safer paint and coating removal products

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