Research Innovation

From next-generation sensors to the next breakout environmental solutions company, novel research improves environmental protection and human health.

EPA scientists and researchers work every day to foster innovation that leads to new discoveries to better protect human health and the environment.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
The program funds small businesses and helps translate innovative ideas into commercial products that address environmental problems.

People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3)
College students compete to design solutions for a sustainable future.

Pathfinder Innovation Projects (PIPs)
EPA scientists compete for seed funding and time to pursue high-risk, high-reward research ideas.

Next-Generation Air Monitoring
Low-cost, portable air sensors have the potential to revolutionize air quality monitoring. 

EPA Technology Transfer
Opportunities for cooperative research and development partnerships can transfer federal technologies into the marketplace.