$25 Million for WBG Power Semiconductor Devices
ARPA-E has issued two new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for high-current wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductor devices called "Strategies for Wide Bandgap, Inexpensive Transistors for Controlling High Efficiency Systems (SWITCHES)." Both FOAs seek to fund innovative WBG semiconductor materials, device architectures, and device fabrication processes that promise to enable increased energy density, increased switching frequencies, enhanced temperature control, and reduce power losses in a range of power electronics applications, including high-power electric motor drives and automotive traction drive inverters.
ARPA-E is allocating up to $25 million for both SWITCHES FOAs, with $15 million in funding being made available to small businesses under ARPA-E's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program and $10 million being made available to all applicants. The deadline to submit a Notice of Intent for a SWITCHES FOA is 5 p.m. ET on July 8, 2013. Full applications are due by 5 p.m. ET on July 19, 2013. Additional information on SWITCHES FOAs can be found on ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE
ARPA-E strongly encourages outstanding scientists and engineers from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form new project teams for SWITCHES. ARPA-E intends to publish a list of potential teaming partners for the SWITCHES FOAs on ARPA-E eXCHANGE
. Any organization that would like to be included in this list should visit https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Applicantprofile.aspx
and complete all required fields.
Request for Information on Enhanced Thermal Management Solutions
ARPA-E is seeking input from researchers and technologists from a broad range of fields and disciplines to address advanced clothing and textiles with enhanced thermal management capabilities. These technical solutions have the potential to enable a wider temperature set point range for buildings—reducing the energy consumed to heat or cool them, while maintaining or improving personal thermal comfort for building occupants. The information you provide may be used by ARPA-E in support of program planning.
*This is only a request for information. This notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOAs related to this request exist at this time. For additional information on this request for information, please visit ARPA-E eXCHANGE
Working with DOD
The next edition of ARPA-E University on June 19th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET
will feature Electricore Executive Director Deborah Jelen discussing Electricore's experience creating teams of private and public sector organizations that have successfully partnered with DOD. Registration is free, but required.