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NOAA awards $10.7 million to support Small Business Innovation Research
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

NOAA awards $10.7 million to support Small Business Innovation Research

NOAA's SBIR Program Benefits 35 U.S. Small Businesses

NOAA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently awarded approximately $10.7 M in grants to 35 small businesses. These awards fund the development of innovative technologies that support NOAA's mission and the U.S. economy. This year, NOAA granted 19 Phase I and 16 Phase II SBIR awards.
TPO Welcomes New SBIR Program Manager
Friday, July 23, 2021

TPO Welcomes New SBIR Program Manager

Dr. Genevieve Lind Brings Wealth of Skills and Experience from NIH to NOAA TPO

Dr. Genevieve Lind joined the Technology Partnerships Office on July 18, 2021 as the Program Manager of NOAA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. Dr. Lind comes to NOAA from the National Institutes of Health and has prior experience working with SBIR programs and the Small Business Administration. In her new role at TPO, Dr. Lind will oversee NOAA’s SBIR Program. The program’s mission is to stimulate the U.S. economy and business growth through the commercialization of innovative mission-relevant technologies by investing NOAA research funds in American small businesses and providing guidance to entrepreneurs throughout the process of researching, developing, and commercializing products or services.
These 5 technologies are helping save our ocean
Friday, June 25, 2021

These 5 technologies are helping save our ocean

NOAA’s tech partnerships are working to solve big problems

Protecting and exploring our global ocean is a huge job: It covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface. Cutting-edge technologies help us dive deeper, gather more ocean data and solve some of its biggest challenges.

Here are 5 innovative high-tech tools borne from NOAA’s partnerships with the fishing industry and technology companies large and small.

Small Business Innovation Research - a Pathway to Commercial Success
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Small Business Innovation Research - a Pathway to Commercial Success

Black Swift Technologies works through NOAA and Air Force SBIR to Develop Multi-Mission UAS Capabilities

In 2018, Black Swift Technologies (BST) was awarded a Phase I SBIR grant, the purpose of which was to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial feasibility of a proposed air-deployed unmanned aerial system (UAS) for boundary layer observations in turbulent environments.  Critical to the success of the UAS platform was Black Swift’s ability to reduce the complexity and weight of the vehicle compared with existing platforms, offering an order of magnitude decrease in cost while maintaining endurance without sacrificing performance and measurement quality. These characteristics proved to be equally valuable in the eyes of the United States Air Force.
Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring
Monday, May 3, 2021

Small business partnership leads to big advances in water quality monitoring

SBIR Recipient Swift Engineering working with NOAA Sea Grant to test kelp

Sea Grant is partnering with Swift Engineering on the development of a buoy like none before. Meet Kelp - a remote, self-powered buoy for water quality monitoring.

Joined through NOAA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program, Sea Grant is helping Swift Engineering deploy and test Kelp in different environments for a variety of purposes. Check out this multimedia feature to learn more about Sea Grant and Swift’s partnership on Kelp.

NOAA awards $8 million to U.S. Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

NOAA awards $8 million to U.S. Small Businesses

Small Business Innovation Research Program Awards Support NOAA's Mission Priorities

NOAA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently awarded approximately $8 million in grants to 20 Phase II small business applicants. Information on the FY20 funded projects, including abstracts of successful proposals and comments on anticipated results, can be found here. Grant research topic areas included Aquaculture, Recreational and Commercial Fisheries, Weather Service Improvement and Evolution, Flood Inundation, Next-Generation Observation and Modelling Systems, and Next-Generation NOAA Platforms.
Charles River Analytics Expands Drone Research to Support NOAA Environmental Missions
Friday, October 30, 2020

Charles River Analytics Expands Drone Research to Support NOAA Environmental Missions

NOAA SBIR Awardee to explore how unmanned aerial systems can further the agency’s unique environmental stewardship goals.

NOAA-funded tool uses fluorescence to help scientists see tiny coral...and much more
Friday, August 21, 2020

NOAA-funded tool uses fluorescence to help scientists see tiny coral...and much more

A NOAA SBIR company developed equipment that is used by marine biologists around the world both underwater and in the laboratory to study coral recruitment and health and to address other issues related to understanding and stewardship of the marine environment. 
NOAA Releases Economic Valuation Overview for SBIR and CRADA Work
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

NOAA Releases Economic Valuation Overview for SBIR and CRADA Work

Summary Document Highlights Results from 2019 Report

In 2019, the TPO contracted a private company to research and assess the economic impact and overall effectiveness of NOAA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) component of NOAA's Technology Transfer Program.  The attached document provides a high level summary of the results.
SBIR Fall Innovation Conference Comes to National Harbor
Thursday, October 17, 2019

SBIR Fall Innovation Conference Comes to National Harbor

Networking opportunities, program sessions, workshops, and meetings with SBIR agencies, all in one location

Last week, the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office attended the conference in National Harbor, Maryland with the goal of connecting with small businesses in need of research grants in NOAA mission related functions with excellent commercial potential. Networking opportunities, program sessions, workshops, and meeting with SBIR agencies, were just a few of the benefits of attending the SBIR/STTR Fall Innovation Conference. In just two days the NOAA SBIR team connected with over 30 small businesses. 
Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helped this small business soar
Friday, May 12, 2017

Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helped this small business soar

A small business that teamed up with NOAA to design a new tool that NOAA is using to improve the nation’s elevation measurements is now taking flight in the commercial market.
NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NOAA SBIR Tutorials Available!

2016 SBIR New England Regional Innovation Summit
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016 SBIR New England Regional Innovation Summit

 

Visit WWW.SBIR.GOV for Latest Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Opportunities!
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Visit WWW.SBIR.GOV for Latest Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Opportunities!

Currently live on SBIR.gov , are FY 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant and contract funding opportunities from NSF, DOD, and HHS.
DoC-EDA FFO: Regional Innovation Strategies Program
Thursday, April 28, 2016

DoC-EDA FFO: Regional Innovation Strategies Program

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) released aFederal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and began accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding.  The application period is open for 60 days and will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on June 24, 2016.
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