Visit the iNOAAvation Center @ Blue Tech Week 2019!

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office will be attending Blue Tech Week in San Diego, November 20-22, 2019.  Come visit us at the iNOAAvation Center and see how NOAA is innovating across the Blue Economy!  

Before you come, check out some of the latest technologies from NOAA labs and our SBIR awardees below.


NOAA Releases Economic Valuation Overview for SBIR and CRADA Work

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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
NOAA's Science on a Sphere Celebrates 10 Years

NOAA's Science on a Sphere Celebrates 10 Years

Technology Transfer Success Story

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.
Friday, December 14, 2012/Author: Anonym/Number of views (714)/Comments (0)/
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Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Last summer, working with scientists and engineers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the boats skimmed along the edge of the retreating Arctic ice cap, giving scientists a detailed account of temperature, salinity and ecosystem information that would have been difficult and expensive to obtain in person.
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CA Water Forecast Improvement Driven by NOAA Innovation and Partnerships

CA Water Forecast Improvement Driven by NOAA Innovation and Partnerships

The NOAA Physical Sciences Division (PSD) is entering its third consecutive five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Water Resources (CA-DWR) as part of their Enhanced Flood Response and Emergency Preparedness (EFREP) program. The cornerstone of these MOUs has been the development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of a 21st-century observing system to help California deal with its water resource and flood protection issues.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (5157)/Comments (0)/
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NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather, climate models

NOAA launches research on next generation of high performance weather, climate models

NOAA and the U.S. Navy are teaming up with academic and other government scientists to design the next generation of powerful supercomputer models to predict weather, ocean conditions and regional climate change.

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NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida

NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida

Kelly Wright, Director of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO), and Derek Parks, the NOAA Technology Transfer Program Manager, have just completed a successful trip to NOAA facilities in Stennis, Mississippi, and Miami, Florida, where they provided training on Technology Transfer and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9043)/Comments (0)/
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TPO Welcomes New Technology Transfer Program Manager

TPO Welcomes New Technology Transfer Program Manager

Wayne MacKenzie Brings Academic and NESDIS Experience to NOAA Tech Transfer

Wayne MacKenzie joins the Technology Partnerships Office as the Program Manager of NOAA’s Technology Transfer Program. Wayne comes from the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and has over 15 years of experience working with satellite data products at NOAA and in private industry. At TPO, Wayne will be in charge of overseeing the Technology Transfer Program. The mission of TPO’s Technology Transfer Program is to promote increased use and commercialization of NOAA’s innovative technologies and knowledge by facilitating strategic partnerships and ensuring the rapid and cost-effective transfer of intellectual property from NOAA labs and programs to other federal agencies, academia, and the U.S. private sector.
Friday, July 23, 2021/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (813)/Comments (0)/
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FLC Mid-Atlantic Training Opportunity: Technical Writing Workshop

FLC Mid-Atlantic Training Opportunity: Technical Writing Workshop

The Federal Laboratory Consortium of Technology Transfer (FLC) Mid-Atlantic Region and Education and Training Committee will sponsor FLC's Technical Writing Workshop on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 in Arlington, VA.
Friday, July 8, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (8336)/Comments (0)/
NOAA and Envera LLC: Exploring Probiotics for Shellfish Aquaculture

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.
Monday, July 27, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9976)/Comments (0)/
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Public-private research partnerships are fueling NOAA innovation

Public-private research partnerships are fueling NOAA innovation

A record number of NOAA Cooperative Research and Development Agreements in 2021 has generated scientific and economic benefits

Research partnerships are increasingly important as scientists work to address complex global problems like coastal resilience, food security, and climate change. Public-private partnerships, in particular, are vital for bringing private sector innovation and agility into NOAA’s research and development efforts. One of the key tools in NOAA’s partnership toolkit is the CRADA, or Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (265)/Comments (0)/
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2014 Tech to Market Virtual Forum

2014 Tech to Market Virtual Forum

Join the FLC community and industry representatives on November 5–6 as we go virtual at the FLC Tech-to-Market Virtual Forum!

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The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program

The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program

The FLC Far West Region is now accepting nominations for its 2014 regional awards program. Nominations must be received by July 18, 2014.


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FLC 2016 Midwest and Southeast Regional Meeting and Awards

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. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (8015)/Comments (0)/
National Weather Service's Virtual Laboratory

National Weather Service's Virtual Laboratory

The Virtual Laboratory (VLab) is a set of services and IT framework which enables NWS employees and their partners to share ideas, collaborate, engage in software development, and conduct applied research.


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Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Designs for Two New Deepwater Traps Released

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (8421)/Comments (0)/
Small Company Thrives on Commercialization of NOAA’s Miniaturized Particle Spectrometer

Small Company Thrives on Commercialization of NOAA’s Miniaturized Particle Spectrometer

POPS is a low-cost, high-sensitivity alternative to traditional aerosol measurement technologies

For many people, hiking is a peaceful escape from everyday stressors. For Dr. Ping Chen, CEO of Handix Scientific Inc., hiking was a starting point of his success. In 2015, he met NOAA inventor and research physicist, Dr. Ru-Shan Gao, on a trail in Boulder, Colorado. As they walked, Gao proudly spoke about NOAA’s recently-developed Portable Optical Particle Spectrometer (POPS) for aerosol measurement. Chen immediately realized the technology’s tremendous potential and expressed interest in licensing and commercializing the technology with a firm belief that POPS was going to be a commercial success. Indeed, with over 200 units of POPS sold across the world to date, it appears that Chen’s premonition became a reality. His new company has since grown from one to twelve full-time employees and Chen expects the demand for POPS to increase in the near future as his team actively explores new markets. 


Tuesday, August 24, 2021/Author: Derek Parks/Number of views (2034)/Comments (0)/
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Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Novel design and minimal cost propel interest in global deployment at reefs.

Warm ocean water can be a killer for coral reefs, and AOML recently developed a new inexpensive sensor to drastically improve our ability to measure and monitor changing temperatures on reefs at an unprecedented scale.  The low cost sea temperature sensor, known as InSituSea, costs roughly $10 in parts to produce while providing high accuracy (0.05-0.1 C) in measurement. With a production cost that is 10% of an off-the-shelf temperature sensor, colleagues have expressed strong interest in deploying the InSituSea sea temperature sensor at coral reefs around the world.  
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NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory is honored with the 2015 FLC Interagency Partnership Award

NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory is honored with the 2015 FLC Interagency Partnership Award

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) awarded their 2015 Technology Transfer Interagency Partnership Award to a group of laboratories, including: the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory for their hard work and dedication in promoting technology transfer.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (9655)/Comments (0)/
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Tidal Energy Project Progresses Toward Market Goals

Tidal Energy Project Progresses Toward Market Goals

Fresh from the deep water dock to city council chambers, recently collected data has bumped Homer’s Tidal Energy Incubator Project to the next level.


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