NOAA has invested in 23 small businesses developing innovative technologies in technical areas including climate adaptation and mitigation, weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies. These grants were awarded under the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, and total over nearly $3.4 million.
Each selected small business will receive up to $150,000 to test the feasibility of their technologies over the next 6 months. 57% of the awards will go to first-time SBIR awardees and 26% of the selected companies qualify as women-owned or small disadvantaged businesses. Investments were spread over 15 states.
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