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.
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.
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NOAA scientists are working to decode Earth’s atmosphere
NOAA scientist Andrew Rollins was recently awarded a U.S. Patent for an instrument that can measure pollutants in the stratosphere. Developed at NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Laboratory in Colorado, the technology supports NOAA’s SABRE mission to significantly advance our understanding of the present-day composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the stratosphere and…
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…