NOAA SBIR will host Technology Showcase on May 31 – June 1

NOAA Small Business Innovation Research awardees will present their innovative research and development projects

The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program will host a NOAA SBIR Demo Day on May 31 – June 1, 2023, in Washington D.C. Attendees will learn about the technologies that NOAA-funded companies are currently developing to solve problems related to changing climate, weather, ocean health, and coastal resilience.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awards approximately $15M annually to U.S. small businesses to support technology development through the NOAA SBIR Program. As part of the program, small businesses are encouraged to take part in NOAA’s 2-year Commercialization Assistance Program, which is run through the Larta Institute. The culmination of this program is the Demo Day event, during which NOAA’s current SBIR Phase II award winners will showcase their technologies and hone their business pitches.

Day 1 of the program will feature pitches from participating companies, panel discussions, and a networking event at the end of the day. Day 2 will feature a detailed feedback session for one selected finalist, along with roundtable discussions and other opportunities to build connections with NOAA SBIR awardees and invited industry guests. 

Those who are interested in attending this year’s NOAA SBIR Demo Day can register here.

This year’s themes and participating companies include:

1) Fisheries – Conservation, Food Safety, and Traceability

  • AAPlasma – Instrumentation to remove pathogens and bacteria from water sources
  • CD3, General Benefit Corporation – Diagnostics for early detection of aquaculture diseases
  • SafetySpect, Inc. – AI-assisted rapid detection of fish species and quality in the marketplace
  • Shellfish Solutions, Inc. – Software to support tide-to-table traceability and marketing system

2) Oceans – Observation, Visualization, and Modeling

  • Charles River Analytics, Inc. – Navigation and semi-autonomous capabilities for uncrewed systems

3) Atmosphere – Observations, Visualization, Modeling, and Forecasting

  • CFD Research Corporation – Software for weather risk information and impacts for schools
  • INNOVIM, LLC – Modeling for forecasting extreme precipitation from atmospheric rivers
  • LineSpect, LLC – Instrument for aircraft detection 360-degree camera and microphone array

Details on last year’s Demo Day event are available here.

Note: Any reference obtained from this website to a specific company, product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by NOAA.

Publication date: May 15, 2023