Phase I Principal Investigator Meetings

The Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Programs organizes a Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting for the small businesses that are awarded a Phase I SBIR or STTR each year. There are two PI Meetings per year, one for Phase I Release 1 and one for Phase I Release 2. Only Phase I Release 1 awardees can participate in the Phase I Release 1 PI Meeting. Only Phase I Release 2 awardees can participate in the Phase I Release 2 PI Meeting.

All PI’s and their respective DOE Program Managers are expected to attend the PI Meeting. Program Managers from other DOE Programs may also attend.  Representatives from the Phase I small business other than the PI may also attend. All attendees must register to attend the meeting, using the cohort’s meeting website (see below).

The objectives of the PI Meetings are to:

  • Promote a sense of community among Phase I grantees, Program Mangers, DOE-SBIR staff, state-level resource providers, representatives from other agencies and the investor community.
  • Deliver critical information to SBIR awardees for successful completion of Phase I grants and delivery of high-quality Phase II applications.

The objectives are met through:

  • Plenary presentations on topics such as the Phase II application, funding requirements / opportunities, state-level resources, DOE lab partners, IP protection, and other areas of interest.
  • Informal networking with speakers, panelists and colleagues.
  • One-on-one networking meetings with DOE SBIR/STTR staff, the DOE TABA contractor, DOE Program Managers, investors, other Government agencies, and DOE SBIR/STTR mentors.

 

FY 2024 Phase I Release 1 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: June 25-26, 2024
Venue: On site: The Bethesdan, Bethesda, MD
Meeting website: coming soon

 

FY 2023 Phase I Release 2 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: October 17-18, 2023
Venue: On site, Arlington, VA
Meeting website

 

FY 2023 Phase I Release 1 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: June 21-22, 2023
Venue: On site
Meeting website

 

FY 2022 Phase I Release 2 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: October 24-26, 2022
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website

FY 2022 Phase I Release 1 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: June 6-8, 2022
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website


FY 2021 Phase I Release 2 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: October 25-27, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website


FY 2021 Phase I Release 1 Principal Investigator Meeting
Dates: June 8-10, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website