Formed in early 2006, Delaware BioScience Association (Delaware Bio) brings together pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, medical device manufacturers, agricultural biotech and chemical companies, research and testing companies, hospitals and medical institutions, and other organizations and related service companies, with the shared goal of expanding our state’s vibrant science economy.
The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.
The DFI was founded in 2015 as a resource center and training initiative for start-up entrepreneurs. Through its Startup Launchpad Initiative, an intensive 3-month training and mentorship program, entrepreneurs are assisted with the development of their business canvas and customer discovery process while simultaneously being mentored by professionals and guided to business resources to maximize potential for success.
Delaware Innovation Space is a non-profit that credits the State of Delaware, DuPont, and the University of Delaware as its founding partners. It is 100,000 square feet of multi-use lab space for the industrial biotech, advanced materials, chemical ingredients, renewable energy, nutrition, and healthcare science-based businesses and ventures.
It houses all-inclusive, private lab suites, shared open space, premium lab equipment, hands-on support services, shared use conference rooms, networking events, education, training, mentoring, and more.
Created in 2017, Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) is the nonprofit that leads the state of Delaware’s economic development efforts to attract, grow and retain businesses; support the innovation ecosystem and new, emerging sectors; enhance the state’s talent pool and support employers in their workforce needs. Whether you represent a large, mid-sized or small enterprise, the DPP team is ready to assist you.
The Delaware Technology Park (DTP) is a recognized leading East Coast non-profit research park, providing development-stage life science, information technology, advanced materials, and renewable energy companies with access to the resources and connections needed to drive and accelerate their economic success. Since its inception in 1992, DTP has housed more than 75 companies, including 25 companies that have matured and graduated from the Park. There has been $300 million invested in the Park and an additional $300 million given to DTP organizations through research grants.
The Delaware SBDC delivers training programs and free professional consulting services to help innovators, startups, and existing businesses (with 0-500 employees) formulate and execute strategies to grow and succeed. For over 35 years, our innovative, inclusive, and impactful solutions have helped grow Delaware’s economy. The SBDC is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources.
The Delaware SBDC is one of a handful of SBDCs across the country that maintains an additional “Technology” accreditation. This allows our counselors to stay on the forefront of technology innovation and advise the diverse and large Delaware scientific community in areas of technology commercialization and funding. The SBIResource program is well suited to develop Federal assistance through the SBIR/STTR programs. Furthermore, since the SBDC is hosted by the University of Delaware, it maintains strong ties to university intellectual property and resources that may be available to the Delaware community at large.
STRIDE (Science, Technology & Research Institute of Delaware) provides R&D and consulting services through experienced industry experts to organizations in polymers, materials and related markets and helps them face diverse challenges. STRIDE has an extended network of science and technical provides that can act as an extension to a company through contract research services.
STRIDE Center for PFAS Solutions has expertise in analysis of PFAS in water, soil, plant and animal tissues. It offers EPA approved analysis of drinking, ground and surface waters using state of the art HPLC/MS/MS operating out of a laboratory in New Castle Delaware. For more information visit www.pfasolutions.org or contact SCK@pfasolutions.org .
The University of Delaware, located in Newark, Delaware, traces its beginnings to a small private academy established in 1743. Today, UD is a research-intensive, technologically advanced institution offering more than 150 academic majors across eight colleges, serving some 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The University's distinguished faculty includes internationally renowned authors, scientists and artists. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified UD as having very high research activity — a designation accorded fewer than 3% of U.S. colleges and universities.
The University’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark is a growing center for innovation, blending cutting-edge research, top-notch academics and thriving businesses in one location.
Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at the University of Delaware.
Currently ranked among the best entrepreneurship programs in the US, Horn Entrepreneurship was built and is actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, empowering aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.
Horn Entrepreneurship is committed to supporting student success and cultivating a lifelong community of collaboration, connections and impact.