The program is aimed at assisting developers
of advanced nuclear energy technologies
The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announces the availability of fiscal year 2017 funds for small business vouchers to assist applicants developing advanced nuclear energy technologies.
The grants are aimed at developers who are seeking access to the world class expertise and capabilities available across the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories complex. The small business vouchers are provided by the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy to support nuclear energy innovation in the small business sector.
“The objective of GAIN is to accelerate cost-effective commercialization of innovative nuclear energy technologies,” said Rita Baranwal, GAIN director.
“This cost-sharing initiative enables partnerships with small businesses and provides them with access to the technical, regulatory and financial support necessary to bridge the gap to delivering new technologies to market.”
A Letter of Intent from a company intending to submit a voucher application is requested and strongly encouraged to be submitted by March 9, 2017.
Submitting a Letter of Intent will enable GAIN to assist with identifying appropriate facilities and staff to support the voucher application and to assist the applicant as needed. More information on the vouchers and eligibility requirements are available at gain.inl.gov.
What You Need to Know to Submit an Application
The Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Database (NEID) provides a list and description of many nuclear energy R&D capabilities and can be accessed after an initial registration via the GAIN website, gain.inl.gov, or directly at https://nsuf-infrastructure.inl.gov (Note: you have to register for an account to get access.)
Nuclear Energy Voucher Documents
- NE Voucher Program Notice-RFA Final 02-01-17.docx
- NE Voucher Frequently Asked Questions Final 01-Feb 2017.docx
Link to Submit Letters of Intent
Please submit letters of intent via the U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Energy website located at https://proposals.inl.gov/Proposal/Proposals.aspx.
The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear is a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to provide the nuclear industrial community with access to the technical, regulatory, and financial support necessary to move new or advanced nuclear technologies toward commercialization while ensuring the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the existing nuclear fleet.