NOAA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive merit-based grant program that encourages U.S. small businesses to engage in federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D), with the end goal of developing innovative and commercially-viable products or services. Including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena stimulates high-tech innovation. The United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

NOAA’s SBIR is focused on developing products and services across our mission areas. The links below will help prospective applicants become more familiar with NOAA’s varied and important mission. Please explore the links below and the SBIR section of our website for all the information you will need to submit your application to NOAA’s next SBIR funding opportunity.

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Priority Focus Areas

NOAA frequently identifies areas of critical need within its mission areas where the agency will be focusing its resources in the coming years. These focus areas are also excellent areas for SBIR project proposals.

NOAA Science & Technology Focus Areas

NOAA’s strategies in six key science and technology (S&T) focus areas guide transformative advancements in the quality and timeliness of NOAA’s products and services across our mission areas.  Our strategies help us more efficiently and effectively adopt the breakthrough S&T applications to help deliver the world’s best weather forecasts and to grow the American Blue Economy.

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