The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the science-based federal agency dealing with the coastal waters of the US (among other things), has just put out its Small Business Innovation Research grant call for FY 2016.
Some key dates are:
Announcement date: Oct 16, 2015 (Link to FBO page)
Opening date; Oct 20 2015
Deadline for submission: Jan 14, 2016
Direct Link to the PDF of SBIR Phase I Solicitation
(Heads up: page 53 is where the real stuff begins, all the other things are governmental admin material)
A big tip:
Listen to the webinar.
Reach out to the topic manager by email and phone.
Contact your state SBDC to see if you can additional help with confidential technical reviews.
Other resources: Polar Center at Penn State
"A new framework from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that includes generation technology cost assumptions and an ensemble of future scenarios is being used to improve the robustness and comparability of electric sector analysis by the lab, academia and other entities in the energy analysis community.
NREL's Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) and Standard Scenarios have been used to inform U.S. region inputs to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency's recent report on "Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition," as well as its ongoing World Energy Outlook analysis. The ATB is also cited in EPA's final Clean Power Plan rule as a source, recognizing the ATB as a current, consensus source for renewable cost and performance assumptions."
The European Union announced a major round of funding for research and innovation through a program called Horizon 2020 (seven years 2014-2020).
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing theInnovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
More at: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/