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SBIR Success

General SBIR success stories.

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NOAA SBIR helps small business find traction and long-term success

Sometimes success comes with time and perseverance, but an early boost can make all the difference – especially when it comes to a small company’s chances of getting off the ground.

When small business owner Vincent Kelly, founder and director of Green Eyes, LLC, was asked what his company gained from its participation in the NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, his response hit a key note. “Here I am, some fifteen years later, and the business is standing on its own and doing reasonably well. That would not have happened without our NOAA SBIR funding.”

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SBIR-funded wildlife camera aim to bridge science, education, and technology

Field Data Technologies of Essex, Montana is helping to bridge science, education, and technology by developing new trail camera technology that allows the detection of wildlife which is too small to trigger commercially available cameras.

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NOAA uses array of marine and air uncrewed tools to improve hurricane forecast models

In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone Inc. is deploying seven ocean drones to collect data from hurricanes during the 2022 hurricane season with the goal of improving hurricane forecasting. For the first year, two saildrones will track hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.

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SBIR-funded deep-sea methane spectrometer successfully undergoes field testing

NOAA PMEL, University of Washington, and OptoKnowledge Systems, Inc. successfully conducted the first deep water test of a new methane analyzer to measure the concentration and carbon isotope ratio of methane near the Axial Seamount.

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