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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.
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-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 Awardee, Hydronalix Receives the DOC Export Achievement Award
Monday, January 6, 2020

SBIR Awardee, Hydronalix Receives the DOC Export Achievement Award

 Past NOAA SBIR Phase III company receives the Export Achievement Award for their unmanned surface vehicle known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard (EMILY).
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.
SeaTag: Electronic Tags of the Future; A NOAA SBIR Success Story
Thursday, June 6, 2013

SeaTag: Electronic Tags of the Future; A NOAA SBIR Success Story

In 2007, NOAA published a solicitation for a small business to develop new electronic tags. The requirements of the new tagging technologies included an innovative geolocation mechanism, variety of ocean sensors, and reduced cost.


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