SBIR/STTR Workshop

Are you an innovator with an early-stage technology that has commercial potential? Please join U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Program Managers, Dr. Eileen Chant and Dr. Carol Rabke, on Friday, October 14 from 12 to 1:30 PM PT in a free webinar as they present a deep dive into the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs. DOE SBIR/STTR provides early-stage, nondilutive R&D funding for small businesses to develop their technology and commercialize it. Come learn about the surprising breadth of topics funded by DOE SBIR/STTR! Additionally, the DOE Program Managers will discuss how to access DOE SBIR/STTR application and awardee assistance programs, what you need to be considering now regarding commercialization and the power of partnering. The presentation will be followed by Q&A from the audience.

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Carol Rabke joined the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office in July 2021 as a Technology to Market (T2M) advisor. In this role, she is focused on improving partnering of SBIR/STTR applicants and awardees providing resources to help them build the necessary relationships at each step of the development path. The goal is to improve both research and commercialization outcomes.

Prior to joining DOE, Carol spent over twenty years working in the SBIR/STTR community as a commercialization service provider while employed by Dawnbreaker. During this time, she worked with hundreds of SBIR/STTR funded small businesses - the bulk of which were NSF-funded or DOE-funded. She served as the program manager of Dawnbreaker’s Phase I commercialization programs for both NSF and DOE and played a key role in developing the Virtual Strategic Partner Introduction (VSPI®) Series that facilitated virtual introductions between small businesses and perspective partners from industry and the investment communities.

Carol has a Ph.D. in physical/analytical chemistry from the University of Utah where she built several scanning tunneling microscopes and an atomic force microscope for biological applications. She has authored several peer reviewed publications including articles in Science and Langmuir.