Partner Funding



There are several ways to partner with PPPL using federal funding. They include federal contracts and grants, as well as opportunities for small business, minority-businesses, and disadvantaged-owned businesses.

The mission of SBIR/STTR programs is “to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy… one small business at a time.” (

These programs:

  • Support R&D and financing of cutting-edge technologies

  • Set aside approximately $2.5 billion annually

  • Grant approximately 160,000 awards 

  • Issue approximately 10 patents per day

Primary program Goals:

  • To meet federal research and development needs

  • To increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding

  • To stimulate technological innovation

  • To foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by socially and economically disadvantaged persons

PPPL’s partner funding mechanisms:

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