ESIP Lab supports Earth science innovation.


The ESIP Lab provides small development grants for members to build or improve upon technology that makes Earth data matter.

Projects enter through an RFP and last 6 months.
Awards $5,000 – $10,000.

View the most-recent RFP and a list of funded incubator projects.

Synthesis Workshops

ESIP Lab coordinates in-person synthesis-style activities where parties come together to work on a common problem.

Synthesis activities generally come about after an ESIP Lab challenge, incubator project, or idea-gathering activity. 

ESIP Lab Synthesis Center activities are not your average workshop!


Technology Evaluation

ESIP Lab coordinates independent technology evaluation.

ESIP Lab coordinates the selection of evaluators, creation of test plans, communications, and reporting.

Evaluation can tackle the “valley of death” between technology development and infusion.

FUNding Friday

FUNding Friday is an annual mini-competition held every ESIP Summer Meeting. $5,000 awards are given to members & $3000 awards are given to students.

See Rules for details on voting and eligibility.

See past winners here.

Contact us to learn more!

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