Chris O'Gwin

Manager, SBIR/STTR Outreach and Assistance

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR

The mission of the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office is to manage the administration and evaluation of about 2,000 Phase I and Phase II grant applications each year.  The annual budget of the DOE SBIR/STTR programs is $205M and enables the DOE to award approximately 400 Phase I and II grants every year. 

Chris is principally responsible for managing the DOE SBIR/STTR Outreach and Assistance program.  In this capacity, he facilitates a nationwide effort to develop and increase its underrepresented small business research and development base in search of SBIR/STTR grant opportunities. 

Chris has worked for the DOE since November 1987, holding positions of leadership in both administrative and technical organizations.  He received a BS in Business Education from Longwood University and an MS in Government from the Johns Hopkins University.