Technology & Licensing Opportunities

The following technologies are available for both non-exclusive and exclusive licenses.  Companies that are interested in licensing a NOAA product may contact the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office via our office email at NOAA.t2@noaa.gov. Please make sure to reference the specific technology in which you are interested in the text of your email.  Interested companies will be asked to complete a licensing questionnaire which will detail their suitability as a licensing partner and the specific marketing strategy for the technology.  Please note that requests for exclusive licenses will require license initiation fees and will require a public comment period of at least 30 days prior to implementation.  
LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  TerraViz
Friday, December 12, 2014

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: TerraViz

NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS) and TerraViz Data Visualization Technologies Now Available

The NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS)TM is a framework of layered services designed to help the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of data from the past, present, and future. It includes a visualization component named TerraVizTM that is a multi-platform tool, running on desktops, web browsers, and mobile devices. The goal is to ingest "big data" and convert that information into efficient formats for real-time visualization. Designed for a world where everything is in motion, NEISTM and TerraVizTM allow fluid data integration and interaction across 4D time and space, providing a tool for everything NOAA does and the people NOAA affects.

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its Patent-Pending NOy Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Microparticulate Fish Feeder, US Patents 9,113,615 and 9,241,478

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its patented Microparticulate Fish Feeder to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad.


LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  Imaging Polar Nephelometer
Thursday, February 6, 2014

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: Imaging Polar Nephelometer

US 8531516 B2

NOAA is now seeking manufacturers/licensees to deliver its newly-patented Imaging Polar Nephelometer to market in the United States and globally.  Ideal partners will have a proven track record in manufacturing quality scientific instruments domestically and a proven distribution network both in the U.S. and abroad. 

NOAA offers a wide variety of licensing solutions with flexible terms and reasonable rates.  Our licensing process is fast-tracked to allow licensee(s) to move the product from license to manufacture to market in the shortest possible time.

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY:  NOAA Science on a Sphere®
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LICENSING OPPORTUNITY: NOAA Science on a Sphere®

Patent # 6,937,210

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.


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