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Dept of Energy SBIR/STTR Deep Dive with Eileen Chant

March 2, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Eileen Chant will provide a deep dive into the SBIR/STTR programs from a Department of Energy perspective.

About this event

Known as “America’s Seed Fund,” the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program can help startups and existing small businesses, interested in or performing research, by providing access to nondilutive grants funds to support proof of concept in Phase I and prototype development in Phase II. If successfully proven, with full development support in Phase II, successful technologies could move into the commercial market.

This event will introduce you to Eileen Chant, Ph.D., Outreach Program Manager at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of SBIR/STTR Programs. They offer application assistance resources and the small businesses that win DOE SBIR/STTR awards also receive assistance focused on commercializing their technology. Visit the website for more information. Dr. Chant will provide a deep dive into SBIR/STTR from a Department of Energy perspective.


PLEASE NOTE: Webinar is 2 PM ET


Indiana’s SBIR/STTR Matching Program

Since 2014, Indiana’s SBIR/STTR matching program has provided more than $8.3M to 114 companies in 18 Indiana Counties. Collectively, these companies have attracted more than $56M in SBIR/STTR grants and over $21.7M from other capital sources. Companies with an SBIR/STTR request should apply to Elevate Ventures within 6 months of the SBIR term start date. Learn more about SBIR/STTR Matching.

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Eileen Chant, Ph.D.

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Eileen Chant joined the DOE as the Outreach Program Manager at the Office of SBIR/STTR Programs in 2020. Eileen is a Mechanical Engineer with has over 25 years of experience. Her diverse experience area encompasses design and modeling of diverse energy technologies including novel cooling and dehumidification processes, fossil and nuclear power and hydrogen storage. She also has over a decade of experience as an ASME Section VIII pressure vessel analyst and – as an independent consultant for almost a decade – aided startup companies with technology evaluation and grant writing. Eileen has extensive experience in Knowledge Management and as a Director with non-profit engineering and other volunteer associations. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


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