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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 issues FY24 call for SBIR Phase I proposals

NOAA issues FY24 call for SBIR Phase I proposals

On September 28, 2023, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. NOAA Phase I SBIR awards provide up to $175,000 to fund a six month period of performance for conducting…