NOAA Small Business Innovation Research awardees will present their innovative research & development projects The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program will host the NOAA SBIR Commercialization Assistance Workshop on October 26-27, 2022. This year’s event offers both in-person (Washington, DC) and virtual options for participation. Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awards approximately $10M to U.S. small businesses to develop innovative new technologies through the SBIR Program. The primary goal of the NOAA SBIR Program is to empower small businesses to develop and commercialize technologies that are related to NOAA’s mission. 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 Commercialization Assistance Workshop, or “Demo Day,” when companies will showcase their technologies and hone their business pitches. This year’s NOAA SBIR Commercialization Assistance Workshop themes include: Fisheries and Conservation Technology Ocean Technology (Observation, Visualization, Modeling) Weather/Environment Technology (Observation, Visualization, Modeling, Forecasting) Those who are interested in attending this year’s NOAA SBIR Commercialization Assistance Workshop can register here. General attendees will have the opportunity to learn about NOAA SBIR-funded technologies and network with members of the innovation ecosystem. We Need Judges and Expert Advisors! We are also seeking attendees who are interested in serving as Pitch Session Judges on October 26. Judges will provide feedback for all participating small businesses and help select two companies to advance to the in-depth Feedback Sessions on October 27. Finally, we are also seeking Expert Advisors to provide in-depth feedback to selected companies on October 27. If you are interested in serving as a Judge or Expert Advisor, please RSVP with this form. Thank you for supporting the NOAA innovation community!