WKI would like to recognize and congratulate the University of Delaware SBDC, a WKI Certified organization, on receiving the 2020 Tibbitts Award. The award is named after Roland Tibbetts, who was instrumental in developing the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which was initiated over 38 years ago.

Given annually, the award recognizes Delaware SBDC as a “model of excellence” that has made substantial contributions to the nation’s economy and society through its support of small businesses and companies with a focus on innovative research and technology transfer.

The Delaware SBDC has been helping Delaware’s technology based businesses grow and thrive since 1984. Since 2016, 88% of all federal SBIR technology grant funds awarded in the state of Delaware have gone to current or previous Delaware SBDC clients. It is a crucial funding mechanism that can seed early stage innovations and fuel commercialization opportunities.

Congratulations to Mike Bowman, Lou Dinetta and the entire team.