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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).
TPO's Tiffany House Visits GLERL and Comes Away Wowed
Thursday, November 14, 2019

TPO's Tiffany House Visits GLERL and Comes Away Wowed

Mentoring Visit to GLERL Offers a Wealth of Learning Opportunities

Tiffany House, NOAA SBIR, had the opportunity to shadow her mentor through the OAR Mentoring Program and deliver a briefing on the SBIR Program to GLERL, one of seven Federal research laboratories in the OAR line office of NOAA. She had fun learning about the advanced tools and technology GLERL uses and shares with the world, listening to leaders in science talk about their research with so much passion, and she was proud to share with them the great things the NOAA SBIR does for 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

 

Annual SBIR Conference a Success for NOAA
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Annual SBIR Conference a Success for NOAA

NOAA Tech Partnerships Office Reps Meet with Companies in Advance of Solicitation

Representatives from NOAA's Technology Partnerships Office attended the SBIR/STTR National Conference November 13-14 in Portland, Oregon.  The conference allowed NOAA' SBIR program manager an opportunity to present to hundreds of small businesses from Portland and across the country.  

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