OLEDWorks Receives Federal SBIR Grant for Automotive OLED Lighting Research

June 15, 2021

Originally published by U.S. Department of Energy

This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced $54 million in funding for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects. As a part of this announcement, the Building Technologies Office (BTO) will invest $3.6 million in 21 projects across 14 states.

The SBIR/STTR Program helps small businesses conduct research and development (R&D) for projects with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization while stimulating technological progress. SBIR/STTR-funded projects are one way DOE supports the development of a clean energy workforce and engages all levels of the energy economy to combat the climate crisis.

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OLEDWorks of Rochester, New York, will develop new OLED automotive taillights composed of multiple stacked layers of red and white OLEDs. This technology can also be applied to indoor lighting to provide greater efficiency, a broader intensity range, and the ability to communicate safety information.

Read more about the program and see all grant recipients here.