WASHINGTON, D.C. – A small business in Solon will receive funding to conduct research and development. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Euclid Techlabs, LLC will receive $3,992,500 through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program.

“Small businesses are the engines of our nation’s economy, creating nearly two-thirds of new jobs,” Brown said. “With the help of SBIR grants, innovators and entrepreneurs at companies across Ohio and our country are helping to develop clean energy technology, create life-saving medical devices, and take other technological strides that will change and improve American lives.”

Brown pushed for the renewal of the SBIR program, which cleared the Senate in December 2011 as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. SBIR is a competitive program that encourages American-owned and independently operated small businesses to reach their technological potential by awarding them crucial funds to aid in a technology’s startup and development stages.  Together with the Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) program, the SBIR program has delivered more than $233 million to more than 240 Ohio small businesses to develop innovative technologies and grow and create jobs over the previous three decades.

Including qualified small businesses in the Research and Development (R&D) arena fosters high-tech innovation, creates jobs, and boosts our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. 

SBIR specifically targets the entrepreneurial sector because the risk and expense of conducting serious R&D efforts are often beyond the means of many small businesses. Full descriptions of the Euclid Techlabs projects funded are below.


Chirped Electron Bunch Energy Compensation For An X-Ray Light Source

Accelerators used by DoE for nuclear-physics research require huge amounts of electrical power. The proposed grant will develop a high-efficiency power amplifier that is adaptable to many applications and will significantly reduce electricity consumption, thus reducing operating costs, importation of foreign petroleum, pollution, and greenhouse-gas emissions.


High Power Rf Testing Of A 3-Cell Superconducting Traveling Wave Accelerating Structure

This project will design and demonstrate a prototype of a new kind of superconducting particle accelerator. This device could significantly reduce the cost of the International Linear Collider


A New Conical Half-Wave Superconducting Cavity

We propose to design a new kind of superconducting cavity that reduces cost by occupying less space in a proton accelerator. This device will be useful not only as a component of accelerators for basic research but also for the transmutation of nuclear waste.


High Gradient Test of a Standing Wave Dielectric Loaded Accelerating Structure

An ultra-high gradient (acceleration rate) is preferred for cost and other reasons in future high energy collider designs. The standing wave Dielectric Loaded Accelerating (DLA) structure proposed for this project has a unique possibility of achieving a very high gradient with a low rf power requirement.