FY 2021 Phase I Principal Investigator Meetings

Each year the Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Programs organizes a Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting for all the small businesses that are awarded a Phase I SBIR or STTR grant that 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.

The objectives of the meeting are to provide:

  • One-on-one meetings between PI’s and DOE Program Managers. This year, due to the virtual delivery of the PI Meetings, these meetings are not conducted as part of the main event. It is the responsibility of each PI to schedule a separate call/videoconference with his/her Program Manager to provide a verbal progress report within 2 weeks from the PI Meeting.
  • One-on-one meetings between PI’s and the DOE Commercialization Assistance Vendor. This year, due to the virtual delivery of the PI Meetings, these meetings will be hosted by the DOE Commercialization Assistance Vendor outside of the main event.
  • One-on-one networking meetings with DOE SBIR/STTR staff, business professionals, investors, other Government agencies, and DOE SBIR/STTR mentors. This year, these meetings have been expanded and are taking place as part of the main event.
  • Presentations on Phase II requirements, such as Phase II application, contracting, IP, and other areas of interest (success stories, financing, partnering with the DOE Labs, planning for Phase III).
  • Attendees must register to attend the meeting, using the meeting website.

 

FY 2021 Phase I Release 1 Principal Investigator Meeting

Dates: June 8-10, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website

 

FY 2021 Phase I Release 2 Principal Investigator Meeting

Dates: October 25-27, 2021
Venue: Virtual
Meeting website