The purpose of an Initial Phase II grant is to perform the research and development (R&D) required to meet the DOE objectives stated in the topic and subtopic of the Phase I FOA.
In addition, it is intended that the small business grantee would be in a position to pursue commercial applications
of the R&D at the end of Phase II.
In many cases, Phase II results in a prototype, product, or a working process that can be demonstrated to a potential investor or customer (either in the private sector or in the Federal government, including the DOE).
This FOA is supplemental to the FY 2016 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 FOA (DE-FOA-0001417); therefore, general information already provided in the Phase I FOA also applies to this Phase II process.
If a conflict arises between the Phase I FOA and this Phase II FOA, the Phase II FOA will govern.