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Nominations Sought for Tibbetts Award

July 11, 1997

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the Tibbetts Awards to recognize outstanding technological innovation, economic impact, and business achievements of individuals and organizations associated with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The awards, named for Roland Tibbetts who was instrumental in the creation of the SBIR program, were established last year when 67 individuals and companies were recognized. This year's awards will be presented on October 16 as part of a national SBIR conference.

Nominees may be individuals, small firms, organizations and projects that have provided outstanding contributions to the SBIR program. Nominees may come from the private, non-profit, or government sectors.

According to the SBA, nominees will be judged primarily on the economic impact of technological innovation, business achievement, effective collaborations, and proven state and regional impact and support.

Nominations are due on July 22. Additional information and nomination forms are available from local SBA district offices (located in the government section of the telephone directory) or on the Internet at www.inknowvation.com/ Tibbetts