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Announcement of FY 2013 Phase I and Phase II SBIR Awards

The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, awarded 10 Phase I contracts for FY 2013.  These awards are up to $95,000 each, and totaling approximately $950,000.  The awards are for a six-month effort to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative approaches to the research topics identified in the “DOC/NOAA SBIR Program Solicitation for FY 2013 (NOAA 2013-1).”  Abstracts of the successful Phase I proposals submitted under this solicitation, and brief comments on their anticipated results are provided in this publication.

In Phase II, funding is provided for projects that are most promising after Phase I is completed.  These awards can be for up to $400,000 each and for two years.  The DOC/NOAA awarded a total of 6 Phase II contracts in FY 2013 for a total of approximately $2.4 million.  Abstracts of successful Phase II proposals and comments on their anticipated results are also provided in this publication.

The SBIR program is highly competitive.  A total of 112 proposals were received by DOC/NOAA in response to its FY 2013 solicitation.  Internal and external scientists and/or engineers independently reviewed the proposals.  With the funds available, only 10 were selected for an award.  Final selection was based upon the results of the reviews, relative importance to DOC/NOAA needs, relationship to on-going research, and potential for commercialization.

FY 2013 PHASE I and PHASE II AWARD WINNERS

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