October 26–27, 2022
Each year the NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration awards approximately $10M in grant funding to U.S. small businesses through the SBIR Program (America’s Seed Fund) — this early-stage non-dilutive funding empowers innovators to develop new technologies that can foster a more sustainable planet.
Alongside the funding, the grant awardees are eligible to take part in NOAA’s 2-year Commercialization Assistance Program, which is powered by Larta Institute. The program supports NOAA-funded innovators to translate their R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises for global impact.
The culmination of this program is a commercialization assistance workshop (Demo Day), where companies present their technologies and receive feedback from an expert network selected from Larta’s ecosystem of government agencies, industry, academia, and investors.
This year’s NOAA innovation themes include:
• Fisheries and Conservation Technology
• Ocean Technology (Observation, Visualization, Modeling)
• Weather/Environment Technology (Observation, Visualization, Modeling, Forecasting)
We’re excited to showcase the amazing startups who will be graduating from our current NOAA cohort including:
Nalu Scientific | Black Swift Technologies | Blue Ocean Gear | Adelphi Technology, Inc. | Synthetik Applied Technologies | TCarta | Orion Space Solutions | BJE Environmental Optics, LLC | Smelts Incorporated | Charles River Analytics | Kitware Inc. | CVision AI | CFD Research Corporation | Intellisense Systems, Inc. | Prescient Weather LTD | Metna Co. | BadVR
About Larta Institute
Larta Institute is a non-profit organization accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our mission is to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet.
Our planet is experiencing significant global problems created by human behavior and policies affecting the environment, food, education, energy, and healthcare systems. New science and technology play a critical role in transforming how we sustainably feed, fuel, and heal the world.
Larta was founded in 1993, in Los Angeles, as one of California’s regional technology alliances to stimulate the economic development of technology-based enterprises in Southern California. Larta quickly became the national partner for numerous federal government agencies to commercialize novel research and innovation – including DARPA, NIH, DOE, NSF, NIST, NOAA, and USDA.
Today, our innovation platform and ecosystem accelerate new science and technology from idea to sustainable enterprise – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding. We have helped over 4,500 startups, and our alumni have raised over $6.5 billion in funds.