Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants will provide early-stage capital for 12 U.S. small businesses
The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded approximately $5.9 million in Phase II SBIR grants to 12 small businesses. This seed funding will support research and development of innovative technologies in the NOAA mission space. The winning proposals represent projects across multiple research topic areas, which include Blue Economy, ‘Omics, Artificial Intelligence, Uncrewed Systems, and Citizen Science & STEM Education.
The NOAA Phase II competition is open to small businesses that completed a Phase I project funded by the NOAA SBIR Program. Phase II is an opportunity for high-performing small businesses to expand on promising feasibility and proof of concept testing conducted during Phase I and further advance the development of technologies. NOAA Phase II awards are funded at a maximum of $500,000 over 2 years.
The list of NOAA Phase II awardees and their projects titles include:
|Arete||Infrared Polarimetric Wave Imaging (I-PWI) for Passive Remote Sensing of Sea State|
|Live Advantage Bait||Rapid diagnostic testing for marine velvet disease, Amyloodinium ocellatum: a potential game changer for disease prevention and economic gain for fisheries and aquaculture|
|Radmantis||Adapting existing technologies to improve seafood production and feed a hungry world|
|Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers||Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers Compact Low Cost AUV Platform for Next Generation|
|Elder Research||HABSSED: Harmful Algal Bloom Surveillance by Sequencing of Environmental DNA|
|Synthetik Applied Technologies||DeepSpace-AI A Deep-Learning Based Offshore Monitoring System Using Satellite Imagery|
|Toyon Research||Detecting and Classifying Marine Mammals in Infrared Video Using AI|
|Nearview||AI Model for Automated Detection and Mapping of Intertidal Vegetation|
|StratoSolutions||Stratospheric HAPS for enhancing societal resilience to extreme weather|
|Citizen Science and STEM Education|
|Cell Matrix||Participatory Sensor Networks for Marine Navigation|
|Inferlink||Auto-Transcription for Citizen Science|
|Sunburst Sensors||pHyter: An Oceanographic Tool for Citizen Science and STEM Education|
Additional information about NOAA SBIR awards from FY22 and previous years can be found here, including abstracts of successful proposals and comments on anticipated results.
The NOAA SBIR Program is located within the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office. To learn about upcoming NOAA SBIR events, workshops, and requests for proposals, sign up for the NOAA SBIR email list and follow the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office on LinkedIn and Twitter @NOAAinnovate.