Office of Technology Transitions (OTT)-Technology Deployment, Demonstration and Commercialization


The Mission of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is to expand the public impact of the department's research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) portfolio to advance the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation. OTT is the front door to U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) products, facilities and expertise. The office integrates "market pull" into its planning to ensure the greatest return on investment from DOE's RDD&D activities to the taxpayer.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER COORDINATOR.—The Secretary shall appoint a Technology Transfer Coordinator to be the principal advisor to the Secretary on all matters relating to technology transfer and commercialization., Title Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 1005
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Section 1005 Improved technology transfer of energy technologies
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. Domestic Entities For-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995 are not eligible to apply for funding. State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. Federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are eligible to apply for funding as a subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a prime recipient. Foreign Entities Foreign entities, whether for-profit or otherwise, are eligible to apply for funding under this FOA. Other than as provided in the "Individuals" or "Domestic Entities" sections above, all prime recipients receiving funding under this FOA must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States. If a foreign entity applies for funding as a prime recipient, it must designate in the Full Application a subsidiary or affiliate incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States to be the prime recipient. The Full Application must state the nature of the corporate relationship between the foreign entity and domestic subsidiary or affiliate. Foreign entities may request a waiver of the requirement to designate a subsidiary in the United States as the prime recipient in the Full Application (i.e., a foreign entity may request that it remains the prime recipient on an award). To do so, the applicant must submit an explicit written waiver request in the Full Application. Appendix C lists the necessary information that must be included in a request to waive this requirement. The applicant does not have the right to appeal OTT's decision concerning a waiver request. In the waiver request, the applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of OTT that it would further the purposes of this FOA and is otherwise in the economic interests of the United States to have a foreign entity serve as the prime recipient. OTT may require additional information before considering the waiver request. A foreign entity may receive funding as a subrecipient. Incorporated Consortia Incorporated consortia, which may include domestic and/or foreign entities, are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. For consortia incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States, please refer to "Domestic Entities" above. For consortia incorporated in foreign countries, please refer to the requirements in "Foreign Entities" above. Each incorporated consortium must have an internal governance structure and a written set of internal rules. Upon request, the consortium must provide a written description of its internal governance structure and its internal rules to the OTT Contracting Officer. Unincorporated Consortia Unincorporated Consortia, which may include domestic and foreign entities, must designate one member of the consortium to serve as the prime recipient/consortium representative. The prime recipient/consortium representative must be incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a state or territory of the United States. The eligibility of the consortium will be determined by the eligibility of the prime recipient/consortium representative under Section III.A. of the FOA. Upon request, unincorporated consortia must provide the OTT Contracting Officer with a collaboration agreement, commonly referred to as the articles of collaboration, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of each consortium member. This agreement binds the individual consortium members together and should discuss, among other things, the consortium's: o Management structure; o Method of making payments to consortium members; o Means of ensuring and overseeing members' efforts on the project; o Provisions for members' cost sharing contributions; and o Provisions for ownership and rights in intellectual property developed previously or under the agreement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. In some cases Letters of Intent must be submitted and accepted prior to submitting a full application.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application Instructions are included in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Award Procedure
Award Procedure is detailed in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
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How are proposals selected?
Merit Review Criteria are listed in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Accessing Information and Connectivity: OTT engages in activities and provides information that assist the private sector in navigating the national laboratory system and identifying relevant assets, using industry input to better understand market needs, and to prioritize the types of technology transition activities requiring additional focus to achieve commercial impact. Streamlining Policies and Procedures: OTT uses input from external stakeholders as well as the De-partment’s management, program and legal offices to clarify and streamline relevant technology transition activities, private-sector laboratory access and engagement policies and procedures. Data Collection, Analysis and Publications: OTT develops statutorily-mandated technology transfer-related reports annually. These reports consist of data collected from across the DOE enterprise. DOE collects more than 70 technology transfer-related data points for these reports. The information is used continually to improve the delivery of DOE’s missions and to encourage technology transitions as part of laboratory planning, evaluation, and professional development.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Quarterly Project Progress reports are required. Templates for the reporting format will be provided to applicants during the award negotiation process.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. Cost Share required for this effort can vary from 50% to 100% and Cost Share Waivers are available at the discretion of the Contracting Officer and General Counsel.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The projects funded under this program are intended to have project periods from 24-48 months. Funding must be spend by recipients during the project period. Full funding will be awarded at the time of award but recipients will be required to request reimbursement for costs prior to drawing down funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Steven Palmeri
15013 Denver West Parkway
NREL RSF Room C117
Golden, CO 80401 USA
Phone: 240-562-1741

Marcos Gonzales Harsha
US Department Of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585 USA
Phone: 202-586-8427
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $2,753,366.00; FY 24 est $1,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 to $1,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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