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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

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Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

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Research & Development

R&D Institutions

These links are to organizations that coordinate, sponsor, direct and advise on the disposition of R&D resources. These organizations include national laboratories and universities that award grants, establish cooperative agreements, provide expert advice, conduct workshops and conferences, and provide facilities or testing sites, among other things. Some of these organizations also conduct R&D.


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Technology Innovation Program (TIP)

Link

http://www.nist.gov/tip/


E-mail: David Swanson (david.swanson@nist.gov)

Description

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established by the 2007 America COMPETES Act to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. The merit-based competitive program can fund cost-shared R&D projects by single small-sized or medium-sized businesses and joint ventures that also may include institutions of higher education, non-profit research organizations and national laboratories. TIP awards are limited to no more than $3 million total over three years for a single company project and no more than $9 million total over five years for a joint venture.

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Federal Technology Transfer Act

Link

http://www.epa.gov/ftta


Office of Science Policy
Federal Technology Transfer Act Program
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268

E-mail: Kathleen Graham (graham.kathleen@epa.gov)

Description

The FTTA facilitates research between the EPA and "external parties" such as companies, universities and trade associations through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Through CRADAs, non-federal partners have access to EPA's research facilities. The EPA cannot provide any funding for the project, although external parties may. The FTTA does not act as a demonstration or verification program, therefore projects under it MUST involve research and development, as well as a truly collaborative effort.

The FTTA prefers to work with small companies/businesses and typically issues between 10 and 20 CRADAs per year.

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Small Business Innovation Research Program

Link

https://www.sbir.gov/


E-mail: Robert Connolly (Robert.connolly@sba.gov)

Description

The EPA, along with 10 other federal agencies participates in the SBIR Program to help small businesses grow in the field of technical innovation. A small business is defined as an independently owned and operated for-profit firm with fewer than 500 employees. 51% of the business must be owned by U.S. citizens, or lawfully admitted resident aliens. Joint ventures and limited partnerships are also eligible. Annually, the agencies solicit research proposals for either Phase I or Phase II grants.

Phase I grants are aimed at funding research and development of the proposed technology. They can be up to $70,000 and typically have about a 6 month span. Every year, solicitations for Phase I grants are posted for a two-month period starting at the end of March.

Phase II grants are given to projects that successfully completed Phase I and are deemed to have commercialization potential. These grants are up to $225,000, last about two years and are intended to help fund commercialization of the technology. Projects that obtain third-party financing are eligible for $120,000 and an extra year in the program.

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National Center for Environmental Research

Link

http://www.epa.gov/research-grants


E-mail: James Gallup (gallup.james@epa.gov)

Description

NCER supports research done by leading scientists in the field of environmental technology that will improve the technical foundation of the decision-making when it comes to environmental issues. Competitions for research programs are held yearly, and the results of the selected research projects/programs of both the past and present are posted on the website. NCER, which includes the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, typically awards 650-750 research grants and sponsors about 300 fellowships every year.

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National Homeland Security Research Center

Link

http://www.epa.gov/nhsrc/

Description

The NHSRC website contains reports, technical briefs and other information about technologies developed for the purpose of restoration and remediation of contaminated land and buildings.

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Link

http://www.navfac.navy.mil/


Tel: (202) 685-9312

Description

NAVFAC provides environmental support mainly to the Navy and Marine Corps in the areas of conservation, protection and restoration of the environment. Environmental Technology Implementation Contracts (funded by Battelle Memorial Institute) allow access to remediation sites for new technologies and technical assistance. The technology transfer portion of the program publishes RPM newsletters and abstracts of current innovative technology projects and BAA program projects. Access to site remediation contracts for the navy and other government agencies must be granted by a technical support representative. The site currently posts many of the Navy's solicitations and will eventually contain them all.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hazardous Waste Research Center

Link

http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Media/Fact-Sheets/F
act-Sheet-Article-View/Article/485325/hazardous-wa
ste-research-center/

Description

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hazardous Waste Research Center (HWRC) is located at the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC’s) Environmental Laboratory (EL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Opened in 1988, the HWRC is a full-service research and development laboratory. Under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Superfund Program, and the Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Program under the Clean Water Act, the HWRC has provided research and development and innovative technology demonstration support to USACE districts and divisions, the 10 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) installations.

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Hazardous Substance Research Centers

Link

http://www.hsrc.org

Description

Funding for the first phase of the HSRC program ended September 1, 2002, and phase II awards were announced in November 2001. Project funding is awarded to five multi-university regional centers, which are listed on the "centers" page of the website. These centers bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to coordinate on integrated research projects involving practical problems of hazardous substance management as well as long-term exploratory research. The website contains abstracts for both phase I and II projects, as well as information on the HSRC field demonstrations.

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The Environmental Remediation Science Program

Link

http://www.lbl.gov/ERSP/


E-mail: Valarie Espanoza-Ross (VMEspinoza-Ross@lbl.gov)

Description

ERSP supports innovative, fundamental research investigating challenging environmental problems that impede the remediation of contaminated sites, and focuses on the coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the transport of subsurface contaminants at DOE sites.

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Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

Link

https://serdp-estcp.org/


E-mail: SERDP Program Director (execdir@serdp.org)

Description

SERDP works to find high-risk/high-payoff solutions to the most pressing problems of the Army, Navy and Air Force in four "thrust areas," including environmental restoration. Funding is provided for the development, and application of cost-effective technologies, and SERDP also works to facilitate verification. Summaries and objectives of each project are posted on the website, and each year an Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop is held. The website also contains a searchable document library system and a "Funding Opportunities" page, which gives details about the various types of available funding. The selection process is based on the "high-priority" requirements of the DOD, and the budget is determined accordingly each year. CORE solicitations can provide large amounts of funding for multi-year projects while SEED solicitations have a 1 year-$100,000 limit. Both kinds of solicitations contain federal and non-federal proposals.

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Sandia National Laboratories

Link

http://www.sandia.gov/

Description

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Lockheed Martin manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has two primary facilities: a large laboratory and headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico (over 6,800 employees) and a smaller laboratory in Livermore, California (about 850 employees). Sandia seeks collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support its mission.

Sandia works closely with industry, small business, universities, and state, local and federal government agencies to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Sandia provides opportunities for other organizations to leverage the resources of a national laboratory for their projects. The laboratory provides access to expert advice and technical assistance to help develop practical solutions to complex problems; access to technologies and research developed at Sandia; collaborative research, development, and demonstration with industrial partners; and access to unique facilities.

The laboratory has been transferring technology to external partners for more than three decades, especially where such agreements compliment Sandia’s primary mission for the Department of Energy. The agency performs testing and demonstrations related to its mission. Some environmental restoration efforts have been conducted on landfills, contaminated ground-water plumes, and hazardous wastes. Demonstrations may be conducted at the Chemical Waste Landfill (CWL), which has a large TCE vapor plume, low-level ground-water contamination and a fairly well-defined source.

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Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Substances Research Center

Link

https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fus
eaction/outlinks.centers/center/134


The University of Michigan
Suite 181
Environmental and Water Resources
Engineering Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

Tel: 734-763-1464
Fax: 734-936-4391

E-mail: wjwjr@engin.umich.edu

Description

The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Substances Research Center serves EPA Regions 3 and 5. The center's research program focuses on remediation technologies for sites contaminated with organic pollutants by integrating bioremediation and complementary chemical and physiochemical technologies. The center focuses on four general areas of research: biodegradation and bioventing; remediation of NAPLs in the saturated zone; remediation of soluble/sorbed contaminants in the saturated zone; and field research studies. The center can offer technical assistance to developers interested in in-situ bioremediation technology, as well as a field study site for collaborative work at Oscoda, Michigan. Other technology transfer activities include the publishing of research, production of a scientific journal entitled Synergos, and information outreach and exchange among other centers, state agencies, consultants, and the interested public.

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Waste-management, Education and Research Consortium (WERC)

Link

https://iee.nmsu.edu


Engineering Complex 1
1025 Stewart Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Tel: 575-646-2913

E-mail: engr-nm@nmsu.edu

Description

The WERC program originally began as the Waste-management Education Research Consortium and partnered with NM research universities, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Dine College. Administratively located at New Mexico State University, the program focused on the development of comprehensive and innovative solutions to world-wide environmental challenges. In 2016, the WERC Design Contest became part of the College’s official outreach division where it continues to address multidisciplinary water, energy, and environmental outreach services to the nation and the world through dynamic leadership, technology advancement, industrial/academic/governmental partnerships, and workforce readiness.

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New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology

Link

http://www.state.nj.us/scitech


28 West State Street
P.O. Box 832
Trenton, N.J. 08625-0832

Tel: 609-984-1671
Fax: (609) 292-5920

E-mail: john@scitech.state.nj.us

Description

Established in 1985, the Commission is responsible for the development and oversight of policies and programs promoting science and technology rsearch and entrepreneurship in New Jersey. New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology programs link emerging and existing tech-based business with university research and development resources needed to commercialize technology. Programs help to put cutting-edge research to work in New Jersey’s tech-based industry and to bring federal research funding into New Jersey and create quality jobs for state residents. The SBIR Bridge Grant Program seeks to assist small NJ businesses in going from Phase I to Phase II of the SBIR program.

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Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

Link

http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/


Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1 East Hazelwood Drive
Champaign. Il. 61820

Tel: 217-333-8940
Fax: 217-333-8944

E-mail: George Vander Velde (gvvelde@wmrc.uiuc.edu)

Description

WMRC supports research into waste management issues that impact the state’s environment and economy. The Program sponsors research projects that focus on environmental contamination, health effects issues, and industrial pollution prevention and alternative technologies. WMRC is committed to funding high quality scientific research that will have a positive impact on the state’s waste-related problems. WMRC receives state money to fund grants and contracts that range in duration from several months to 3 years. At any point in time, the Center is supporting 15 to 20 projects. Total awards given over the past two years have ranged from $30,000 to $200,000. WMRC awards an average of $13,000 for seed funds. Funded research projects generally result in peer-reviewed reports available through WMRC's Clearinghouse.

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New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management/SUNY Buffalo

Link

http://www.ciwm.buffalo.edu/


Tel: (716) 645-2114 ext. 2331

E-mail: A. Scott Weber (sweber@acsu.buffalo.edu)

Description

The New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management was established in 1987 to initiate and coordinate research and development in the area of toxic substances and hazardous wastes. The law calls for the Center to provide a solid foundation for improved hazardous waste management practices in New York State. The Center has developed, through university-industry partnerships, a comprehensive program of research, development, and outreach activities. The Center's Business-Industry Affiliates Program (BIAP) provides an opportunity for the private sector to become closely involved in the activities of the Center by helping to establish the direction of the Center's research program, as well as the Center's educational outreach and technology transfer efforts. To date, the Center has funded over 50 projects conducted at academic institutions, businesses, and industries throughout New York State. Most of the projects awarded to academic institutions have industry partners that share in the cost of the research.

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Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (Formerly the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management)

Link

http://www.floridacenter.org/


2207-D NW 13th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32609

Tel: (352) 392-6264
Fax: (352) 846-0183

E-mail: center@floridacenter.org

Description

The Center coordinates research, training, and service activities relating to waste management. The Center's research program is designed to meet two major objectives: develop and test innovative, low-cost, and environmentally sound methods and strategies for managing Florida's solid and hazardous wastes; and transfer research results to the public and private sectors for practical solutions to Florida's waste management problems. Nine universities are the primary recipients of research funding: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of South Florida, and the University of West Florida.

Principle research areas include: Construction and Demolition Debris, Hazardous Waste Management, Incineration, Landfills, Medical Waste Management, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Pollution Prevention, Recycling and Reuse, Socioeconomic Issues, Special Wastes, and Waste Reduction.

Each year the Center issues a Request for Proposals for research that addresses the issues on the research agenda. For more information about the Center or to request a copy of Center publications, please contact the Center using the contact information listed above.

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Center for Environmental Sensing at Boise State University

Link

http://boisestate.edu/


Tel: 208-426-5707

E-mail: Dr. Molly Gribb (mgribb@boisestate.edu)

Description

The Center was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2005 to function as an umbrella organization and provide a focal point for the sensor-related research being done at Boise State University. Goals include developing searchable web pages/database on environmental sensor technology, promoting multidisciplinary sensor research and providing seed grant funds for sensor development projects. As of now, funding is only provided internally, from the EPA, DOE, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Science Foundation.

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