2013 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Nominations Opening Soon

Posted on Dec 7, 2012

 

Tibbetts Awards

The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR):


Tibbetts Award Eligibility

There are two types of Tibbetts Awards: awards to any businesses who have participated in the SBIR or the STTR Phase I and II award programs and individuals who have not received assistance but supported the SBIR and STTR programs.

Tibbetts Awards – SBIR/STTR Recipient

Any individual who owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for operating a business that has received an SBIR Phase I and II or an STTR award may be nominated. Partners who jointly own and operate a business may be nominated as a “team,” so long as the number of individuals in the team nomination does not exceed four. Nominees must also be residents of the United States or its territories and will be subject to background checks. Businesses owned and operated by nominees must comply with federal civil rights laws. Nominees may not have received a Tibbetts Award in the prior year.

Tibbetts Awards – Individual

An individual who has not received SBIR or STTR Award assistance but supports the SBIR and the STTR programs in other ways – as specified in the evaluation criteria, below. Awardees may not be registered lobbyists. Nominees must also be residents of the United States or its territories and will be subject to background checks. Nominees may not have received a Tibbetts Award in the prior year.

Tibbetts Award Nomination Process

Nominations will open on December 17, 2012 and will close on January 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Anyone can nominate a company and/or individual for a Tibbetts Award – including self-nominations.

Nominations packages must be typed and are limited to five (5) pages (single spaced) and include the following sections:

  1. Company or individual profile, including (as applicable)(1 page):
     - Company/Name
     - Contact address
     - E-mail
     - Phone number
     - SBIR/STTR Award Year
     - SBIR/STTR Award Title
     - SBIR/STTR Award Phase
     - SBIR/STTR Awarding Agency
  2. 500 word (or less) company description, or profile of individual who supports the SBIR or STTR program
  3. Answer the question with specific references to the three evaluation criteria: "Why does this company/individual deserve to win the Tibbetts Award?"
  4. OPTIONAL:
     a) Letters of support
     b) Photograph of nominee and/or technology (will not be returned)


For consideration of the Tibbetts Awards, submit nomination packages to http://tibbetts.challenge.gov

SBIR HALL OF FAME

We are proud to announce the third annual SBIR Hall of Fame Awards. The SBIR Hall of Fame awards will be made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 

Hall of Fame Eligibility

For the SBIR Hall of Fame, nominees must be previous SBIR or STTR awardees that have contributed significantly to the program’s goals over a period of time through their work. 

Any individual who owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for operating a business that received an SBIR Phase I and II award or STTR award may be nominated. Partners who jointly own and operate a business may be nominated as a “team,” so long as the number of individuals in the team nomination does not exceed four. Nominees may have previously received a Tibbetts Award, although receipt of a Tibbetts Award is not required. Nominees must also be residents of the United States or its territories and will be subject to background checks.  A company may not apply for both a Tibbetts and Hall of Fame award in the same year.

Hall of Fame Nomination Process

Nominations open December 17, 2012 and close on January 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Nominations packages must be typed and are limited to five (5) pages (single spaced) and include the following sections: 

  1. Company profile, including (as applicable)(1page):
     - Company/Name
     - Contact address
     - E-mail
     - Phone number
     - SBIR/STTR Award Year
     - SBIR/STTR Award Title
     - SBIR/STTR Award Phase
     - SBIR/STTR Awarding Agency
  2. 500 word (or less) company description
  3. Answer the question with specific references to the five evaluation criteria: “Why does this company/individual deserve to be in the SBIR Hall of Fame?”
  4. OPTIONAL:
     a) Letters of support
     b) Photograph of nominee and/or technology (will not be returned)

For consideration of the SBIR Hall of Fame, submit nomination packages to http://sbirhof.challenge.gov

Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Selection Process

All Award winners will be selected by the SBA based on the recommendations of a panel of judges. A maximum 60 Tibbetts awards and 5 Hall of Fame winners will be selected.  The winners will be announced in May 2013 at the national awards ceremony to be held in Washington, DC.  

*Note:  All award winners wishing to participate in the May 2013 event will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. 

For additional information on the Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards please contact:

Lisa Younger
U.S.. Small Business Administration
Office of Technology
409 Third Street, SW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC  20416
Lisa.Younger@sba.gov

 

Dec 7, 2012
Dec 7, 2012