SBIR STTR Exchange Meeting 2011

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) organized a two day information exchange meeting between the representatives of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) companies with active Phase II grants supported by NP, scientists and engineers from the NP community, and NP Federal Program Managers. The meeting included presentations from the SBIR/STTR companies on their research and presentations on the relevant technical needs of the NP community.

The goals and purpose of the meeting are:

  • To provide a platform for small businesses to present the status of NP-supported Phase II grant work to the NP community and Federal Program Managers
  • To offer an opportunity to exchange information regarding the companies' capabilities and the technical needs of the NP programs.
  • To strengthen the ties of the SBIR/STTR businesses with the community and enhance the possibilities for commercialization.

The meeting covered all five Technical Topics in the current NP SBIR/STTR program listed below:

  • Nuclear Physics Software and Data Management
  • Nuclear Physics Electronics Design and Fabrication
  • Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology
  • Nuclear Physics Instrumentation, Detection Systems and Techniques
  • Nuclear Physics Isotope Science and Technology

Participation was on a volunteer basis and will not affect future SBIR application evaluations. Proprietary aspects of SBIR/STTR work are an important part of SBIR effort and SBIR/STTR speakers are expected to take the necessary precautions during the public sessions.

The meeting will be held on October 24-25, 2011, at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, Maryland. Technical questions can be directed to Manouchehr Farkhondeh ( or Lino Miceli (