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.


Annual SBIR Conference a Success for NOAA

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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Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day, and what a day it was. The content of the day is front and center of what our agency does every day.
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3 Amazing Upcoming Events from the USPTO!!!

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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SBA Expands Impact Investment Fund

SBA Expands Impact Investment Fund

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, announced today it has expanded the Impact Investment Fund, a feature of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.  The SBA is implementing a series of policy changes that promise to broaden access to the fund and strengthen the impact of SBIC’s.

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Science meets commerce: Aerial data collection helped this small business soar

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.
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SBIR Fall Innovation Conference Comes to National Harbor

SBIR Fall Innovation Conference Comes to National Harbor

Networking opportunities, program sessions, workshops, and meetings with SBIR agencies, all in one location

Last week, the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office attended the conference in National Harbor, Maryland with the goal of connecting with small businesses in need of research grants in NOAA mission related functions with excellent commercial potential. Networking opportunities, program sessions, workshops, and meeting with SBIR agencies, were just a few of the benefits of attending the SBIR/STTR Fall Innovation Conference. In just two days the NOAA SBIR team connected with over 30 small businesses. 
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Showcasing America’s Entrepreneurial Story at the First White House Demo Day

Showcasing America’s Entrepreneurial Story at the First White House Demo Day

The day after his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama traveled to Boise, Idaho, to visit with engineering and business students operating on the cutting edge of innovation, using 3D-printing technology to help launch new products and companies.
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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative

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.

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

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.
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Call for Nominations:  2015 Tibbetts AND SBIR Hall of Fame Awards

Call for Nominations: 2015 Tibbetts AND SBIR Hall of Fame Awards

BREAKING NEWS: 2015 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame awardees will be honored at a planned White House ceremony on June 15-2015. Get your nomination packages in now!
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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)/
SeaTag: Electronic Tags of the Future; A NOAA SBIR Success Story

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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NOAA-funded tool uses fluorescence to help scientists see tiny coral...and much more

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. 
Friday, August 21, 2020/Author: Tiffany House/Number of views (1563)/Comments (0)/
SBA Announces Four New Regional Innovation Cluster Awards

SBA Announces Four New Regional Innovation Cluster Awards

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet today announced the SBA’s support of four new Regional Innovation Clusters, adding to its portfolio of high-performing regional innovation networks across the country.


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SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to Support R&D

SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to Support R&D

SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to 22 Universities & Organizations to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation.

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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.

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Charles River Analytics Expands Drone Research to Support NOAA Environmental Missions

Charles River Analytics Expands Drone Research to Support NOAA Environmental Missions

NOAA SBIR Awardee to explore how unmanned aerial systems can further the agency’s unique environmental stewardship goals.

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New SBA Administrator Lays Out Priorities: Emphasize Business, Not Administration

New SBA Administrator Lays Out Priorities: Emphasize Business, Not Administration

The new Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, has laid out an ambitious agenda to make the SBA faster, more efficient and more accessible to new business owners and entrepreneurs.

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