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FLC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards
Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards

Attend the FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards taking place October 17-18, 2016 in Rockville, MD.
FLC 2016 Mid-Continent and Far West Annual Meeting and Awards
Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Mid-Continent and Far West Annual Meeting and Awards

Attend the FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Regional Meeting and Awards taking place September 13-15, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

FLC 2016 Midwest and Southeast Regional Meeting and Awards
Thursday, July 7, 2016

FLC 2016 Midwest and Southeast Regional Meeting and Awards

Attend the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer Joint Southeast and Midwest Regional Meeting on August 10-12, 2016 at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. 

NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!

Citizen scientists around the world, not just those in the United States, can now submit weather observations and view reports on the go using the newly upgraded mPING smart phone application.
President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day
Friday, August 7, 2015

President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to launch the Minority Business Enterprise Technology Transfer Initiative, focusing on the creation of regional innovation ecosystems related to approximately 300 Federal labs at 11 agencies. This initiative will help equip aspiring and established technology entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with the skills needed to bring innovative products and services to market.
Arctic Shield 2015:  Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise
Monday, August 3, 2015

Arctic Shield 2015: Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise

On July 14, 2015, NOAA conducted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) north of Alaska on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy  This effort successfully integrated an Unmanned Aircraft Systemor UAS into a simulated response incident.  This exercise is one of many NOAA's UAS Program is conducting under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with US industry. 

Hollings Lab and Algaeventure Systems:  Looking for Benefits in Harmful Algal Blooms
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hollings Lab and Algaeventure Systems: Looking for Benefits in Harmful Algal Blooms

The NOAA Ocean Service Hollings Laboratory Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), with Algaeventure Systems (dba Biosortia Pharmaceuticals), which was originally signed in 2012 and recently amended in 2014, has resulted in a wide array of successful outcomes for NOAA, and for its CRADA partners.  
NOAA and Envera LLC: Exploring Probiotics for Shellfish Aquaculture
Monday, July 27, 2015

NOAA and Envera LLC: Exploring Probiotics for Shellfish Aquaculture

The Milford laboratory seeks to transfer new knowledge and technology directly to the U.S. aquaculture industry through key partnerships and collaborations.  Most recently, the lab has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Envera LLC of West Chester, PA, to evaluate a newly isolated probiotic strain for possible commercial use in oyster hatcheries.
NOAA Big Data Project:  Cooperative Effort to Get More use from Environmental Data
Monday, July 13, 2015

NOAA Big Data Project: Cooperative Effort to Get More use from Environmental Data

On April 21st 2015, NOAA and the Department of Commerce announced that they had entered into Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Microsoft, and the Open Cloud Consortium. Under these agreements, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its collaborators will research and explore new ways to enable the use of NOAA data, furthering the Department of Commerce's goals of improving decision-making by government, industry, and citizens; growing the economy; and creating jobs.
High-Tech Small Businesses to Receive Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High-Tech Small Businesses to Receive Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce the 2015 Tibbetts Awards to 23 small businesses, six individuals, and - for the first time - three supporting organizations for their exemplary roles in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 



Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative
Monday, May 18, 2015

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world. During the event, the White House announced the addition of nine new members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, which Secretary Pritzker chairs. PAGE is a group of America’s most respected business creators who have committed to sharing their time, energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.

3 Amazing Upcoming Events from the USPTO!!!
Monday, May 18, 2015

3 Amazing Upcoming Events from the USPTO!!!

Dear Entrepreneurs, Small Technology Firms, Researchers, and Innovators, 

      Our sister agency The United States Patent & Trademark Office have 3 upcoming opportunities that might be of great interest to you all over the next few weeks. Our team figured to share with our great and inventive SBIR/STTR family across the 50 States! 

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