General Lab Information

Small Business Resources

Small businesses are encouraged to seek partnership opportunities with us. Investigate all the various federal and state-supported programs for which you may qualify including the New York Small Business Administration and the Long Island High Technology Incubator. They can help with business plans, marketing, or with providing an affordable laboratory or business facility.

U.S. Economic Development Administration

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation.

Minority Business Development Agency

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.

Energy Program for Innovation Clusters

The Department of Energy’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) is a two-part, $5 million program sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions to encourage the robust growth of regional energy innovation ecosystems across the United States.


The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

Long Island Development Corporation

Long Island Development Corporation is a 501C3 family of nonprofit economic development organizations which provide low cost loans, free technical assistance and seminars to small businesses in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York, formed in 1980.


FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to an extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth. Resources for Entrepreneurs

Over 100,000 unique resources for entrepreneurs. All original articles with new small business articles and resources posted daily

Long Island Index

The regional index for Long Island providing reliable objective data on the region’s condition, presents comparisons with nearby suburban areas, and highlights challenges identified by the data.

Long Island High Technology Incubator

The Long Island High Technology Incubator is a non-profit organization that supports and stabilizes early-stage, high-risk, high-tech businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Laboratory Partnering Service

The Laboratory Partnering Service is a suite of online applications enabling access to leading experts, innovations, and patents from across the U.S. Department of Energy and the national laboratories. It delivers a myriad of information to provide access to a portfolio of investment opportunities.

Academic Resources

The Office of Technology Transitions acts as the “front door” to the Department of Energy – a key facilitator for partners to bridge connections within the Department and guide the way through the expansive National Laboratory system.

Small Business Innovation Research

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization.

Empire State Development

The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.

EERE How to Partner with the National Labs

There are a variety of flexible ways to partner with the labs to access their unique capabilities and meet your needs.

How to Start an LLC (Beginner’s Guide)

A guide to starting a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the United States. This guide includes key steps to consider when starting your own LLC.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Most Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awards are selected competitively through funding opportunity announcements and solicitations.

Office of Science

The U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.

Basic Energy Sciences

Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) from the U.S. Dept. of Energy Basic Energy Sciences.

Here, members of the public compete to help the U.S. government solve problems big and small. Browse through challenges and submit your ideas for a chance to win.

Federal funding opportunities published on are for organizations and entities supporting the development and management of government-funded programs and projects.

DoD Environmental Research Program

The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program focuses on cross-Service requirements and pursues solutions to the Department’s environmental challenges.

Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business

The unique experience of veterans gives them the ideal skills needed to take on the challenges of entrepreneurship. Veterans often demonstrate an inspiring leadership style characterized by selflessness, balanced with the discipline to strive for continued growth and progress. They are equipped to remain effective in the face of setbacks.

Veteran Entrepreneur Resources

Clover, a platform from Fiserv, takes steps to support and elevate veteran entrepreneurs through advocacy, education, and policy efforts. Additionally, it offers a range of financial resources, sponsored programs, and specialized sections that cater to women veterans.