NOAA Technology Transfer Successes

NOAA Technology Transfer:  Increasing the Impact of Public Investments in NOAA Science

NOAA Technology Transfer: Increasing the Impact of Public Investments in NOAA Science

The NOAA Technology Transfer Program manages intellectual property and executes Cooperative Research and Development Agreements for NOAA. The goal of the Program is to ensure a rapid and cost-effective transfer of NOAA technology from the Lab to the U.S. marketplace for direct use and/or commercialization. More Information: Licensing NOAA Technologies Cooperative Research and Development Agreements Intellectual Property 101 for NOAA Staff Program Contacts: Derek ParksTechnology Transfer Program Manager Ciceley GibbsCRADA Administrative Support
Small Company Thrives on Commercialization of NOAA’s Miniaturized Particle Spectrometer

Small Company Thrives on Commercialization of NOAA’s Miniaturized Particle Spectrometer

POPS is a low-cost, high-sensitivity alternative to traditional aerosol measurement technologies. For many people, hiking is a peaceful escape from everyday stressors. For Dr. Ping Chen, CEO of Handix Scientific Inc., hiking was a starting point of his success. In 2015, he met NOAA inventor and research physicist, Dr. Ru-Shan Gao, on a trail in Boulder, Colorado. As they walked, Gao proudly spoke about NOAA’s recently-developed Portable Optical Particle Spectrometer (POPS) for aerosol measurement. Chen immediately realized the technology’s tremendous potential and expressed interest in licensing and commercializing the technology with a firm belief that POPS was going to be a…
NOAA Awarded U.S. Patent for Innovative Lionfish Trap

NOAA Awarded U.S. Patent for Innovative Lionfish Trap

Device could help protect threatened ecosystems and aid fishing communities The Challenge Over the last 20 years, invasive lionfish populations have dramatically increased throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Lionfish have already caused a decline in native species that have significant ecological, cultural, and commercial value. Further impacts on coral reefs and other important ecosystems are anticipated, but not yet fully understood. Fortunately, as the threat of lionfish has intensified, so too have the levels of awareness and concern among not just scientists and fishers, but among members of the public. In recent years, state-sponsored…