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Who We Are

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) manages two unique and varied programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Technology Transfer Program. The common thread between the two programs is the successful commercialization of innovative technologies in support of a strong and resilient U.S. economy.

Our Mission

To serve NOAA and the U.S. economy by transferring NOAA’s scientific and technological innovations to commercial applications, facilitating strategic public-private partnerships, and investing in small business research and development related to NOAA’s mission areas.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

NOAA's SBIR Program funds innovative small business proposals for the development of technology, products, and services related to NOAA’s mission with excellent commercial potential. Visit our SBIR pages to learn more!

Technology Transfer

NOAA’s innovative scientists and engineers often develop new technologies, many of which are available here for public use and benefit. Check our Technology Transfer section for new opportunities.

Public-Private Partnerships

Partnerships are essential to NOAA accomplishing its mission. Learn more about our partnerships opportunities by visiting our ‘Partner with NOAA’ pages.

Featured News Stories

NOAA scientists are working to decode Earth’s atmosphere

NOAA scientists are working to decode Earth’s atmosphere

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NCEI and WHOI Begin Research Collaboration

NCEI and WHOI Begin Research Collaboration

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to share high-quality oceanic data collected from the National Science Foundation-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative’s instrument arrays. The goal of the partnership is to archive and deliver the initiative’s data for…