Businesses New to DOE Encouraged to Apply for Small Business Vouchers

Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to submit Requests for Assistance for technical assistance from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot.

Johanna Wolfson, Technology-to-Market Director in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) launched the pilot’s third round at South By Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco) in Austin, Texas.   Submit applications from October 10th through November 10th, go to to learn more.

Approximately $15 million is available for vouchers in rounds three and four.
For this third round, EERE strongly welcomes the chance to collaborate with small businesses that have little to no experience working with a DOE national laboratory. Individual vouchers range from $50,000 to $300,000 per small business and can be used to perform collaborative research or access to lab instrumentation or facilities.