ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Phase 0 program has released its highly anticipated video series focused exclusively on writing winning proposals in response to DOE's SBIR and STTR Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Successful DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal Writing Tips highlights three small high-tech R&D companies, each with extensive DOE proposal writing experience, and each with distinct approaches.
The first video was released today and showcases Faraday Technology, Inc., a small business located in Clayton, Ohio, which takes a unique and systematic approach to developing its DOE SBIR/STTR proposals. The video, which can be viewed at www.dawnbreaker.com/doephase0/Faraday/, kicks off the 3-part series and aims to dissect the complex process of reviewing topics and developing a responsive application to these highly competitive grants.
"This is an important milestone for the DOE," says Chris O'Gwin, SBIR/STTR Commercialization & Outreach Assistance Program Manager at DOE. "First-time small business applicants consistently ask us how to best prepare a Phase I application and we see this video series as way to help these small businesses and to hear first-hand how successful firms address their proposal writing strategies."
Faraday Technology has been in business since 1991, and has written dozens of SBIR/STTR responses to the Department of Energy. In this video, CEO Dr. E. Jennings Taylor and Research Director Dr. Maria Inman answer questions such as – What are the integral components of a DOE Work Plan? How do you go about engaging new industry partners? And how do you down select topics?
"In order to convey diversity when it comes to the style of responses, we selected three different companies from across the U.S., each with varying perspectives on how to respond to a DOE FOA," explains Jenny C. Servo, Ph.D., President of Dawnbreaker, which administers the Phase 0 Program for DOE. "Through acceptance and also rejection, these businesses honed in on what it takes to write a compelling proposal."
The overall objective of the DOE Phase 0 program is to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the Department of Energy within targeted states with historically low SBIR/STTR submissions and awards, and amongst women-owned and minority-owned businesses nationally.
For more information on the DOE Phase 0 Program, please visit www.dawnbreaker.com/doephase0/.
Contact: Richard Smerbeck
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