26 May 2010


DOE announces Round 7 Core Technology Research and Product Development SSL funding opportunities

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) seeking applications for projects to advance research, development, and market adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The funding is directed toward two existing DOE SSL R program areas for Core Technology Research and Product Development:

  • Core technology projects focus on applied research for technology development, with particular emphasis on meeting efficiency, performance, and cost targets. Selected projects will fill technology gaps or provide enabling knowledge or data.
  • Product development projects focus on using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable materials, devices, or systems. Selected projects will develop targeted market applications with fully defined price, efficacy, and other performance parameters necessary for success of the proposed product.

Potential applicants should note changes to the funding opportunity eligibility requirements. Under the new requirements, all types of domestic entities – including federal research centers and national laboratories – are eligible to apply. DOE will no longer issue the SSL Research Call for DOE/Federal Laboratories. Another key change to the eligibility requirements allows foreign companies to apply as part of a project team.

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DOE selects SSL Core Technology, Product Development, and Manufacturing projects for $37.8m funding

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