Partner Network

Below is a list of First State Innovation's partners.

The Council on Competitiveness The Council on Competitiveness is a non-profit policy action group that strives to increase U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership both domestically and in world markets. The Council focuses on innovation as the cornerstone of U.S. competitiveness, as well as developing a cutting-edge workforce, and benchmarking national performance against a global economy.
For more information, visit http://www.compete.org


Delaware BioScience Association The mission of the Delaware BioScience Association is to become the catalyst to ensure Delaware becomes a global leader in life sciences by developing a cohesive community that unites the region's biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research, financial and agricultural strengths.
For more information, visit http://www.delawarebio.org/


Delaware Biotechnology Institute Organized as an academic unit of the University of Delaware, the mission of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) is to support a statewide partnership of higher education, government, industry, and the medical community devoted to the discovery and application of new interdisciplinary knowledge in the life science and biotechnology.
For more information, visit http://www.dbi.udel.edu/


The Delaware Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state.
For more information, visit http://www.dscc.com/


Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO)
The mission of the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is to be responsible for attracting new investors and businesses to the State, promoting the expansion of existing industry, assisting small and minority-owned businesses, promoting and developing tourism and creating new and improved employment opportunities for all citizens of the State.
For more information, visit http://dedo.delaware.gov/index.shtml


Delaware Emerging Technology Center
With employment in the Mid-Atlantic States increasingly coming from small, technology-based companies, much attention has fallen on providing them with technological support. It is with this in mind that The Delaware Economic Development Office conceived the Delaware ETC, with the goal of enhancing and creating technological services for Delaware's small businesses.
For more information, visit http://www.delawareetc.org/


The Delaware Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
For more information, visit http://www.sba.gov/index.html


The Delaware Small Business Center
The Delaware Small Business Development Center helps Delaware entrepreneurs grow and manage their small businesses by providing them access to business information, training, and counseling.
For more information, visit http://www.delawaresbdc.org/welcome.html


Delaware State University
Over the last 115 years, DSU has evolved into a fully accredited, comprehensive university with a main campus and two satellite sites that encompass six colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced degree students. DSU has demonstrated a full commitment to working with the community to grow Delaware as a center for entrepreneurship.
For more information, visit http://www.desu.edu/


Delaware Technical & Community College
Delaware Technical & Community College is a statewide institution of higher education providing academic, technical, and corporate and community training opportunities to every resident of Delaware at four campuses throughout the state. DelTech has long been a strong advocate of creating a business-friendly environment in Delaware.
For more information, visit http://www.dtcc.edu/


Delaware Technology Park
Delaware Technology Park is the next evolution of Delaware's science-based growth. A partnership among the state of Delaware, the University of Delaware and the private sector, the Delaware Technology Park was created as a non profit, 501c3 Corporation. It is home to some of the most innovative start-up companies and research centers in the country.
For more information, visit http://www.deltechpark.org/


Technology Forum of Delaware
The Technology Forum of Delaware (formerly known as Digital Delaware) serves the technology markets throughout the Delaware Valley. The Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, relationships and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.
For more information, visit http://www.techforumde.org/


The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits.
For more information, visit http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/


Innovation Philadelphia
Innovation Philadelphia's goal is to find creative ways to excite, engage, and motivate stakeholders in the Philadelphia economy in order to truly drive change. As IP moves into a new chapter of its existence, it seeks to address four key areas: the Creative Economy, young professionals, international business, and entrepreneurship.
For more information, visit http://www.ipphila.com/


The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce works to strengthen the capability and profitability of member firms to create a prosperous economic environment and strive for an atmosphere that fosters business investment in the region.
For more information, visit http://www.ncccc.com/


Rodel Foundation
The Rodel Foundation was established in 1999 by Rodel, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals which traces its roots back to Wilmington, DE. As a way of giving back to the community to which it owes its success, The Rodel Foundation aims to make Delaware's public schools among the best in the nation by 2012.
For more information, visit http://www.rodelfoundations.org/


The Science Center
The Science Center is home to more than 150 companies whose work spans the business cycle from applied research and development through commercialization and maturity. The Science Center counts 30 academic institutions as shareholders. This unique support infrastructure includes for-profit and non-profit national and international organizations that are committed to the development of emerging technology and life sciences companies.
For more information, visit http://www.sciencecenter.org/


SCORE
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.
For more information, visit http://www.score.org/


Select Greater Philadelphia
Select Greater Philadelphia, is a non-profit, business marketing organization that specializes in streamlining corporate expansions and locations. Select provides businesses looking to expand or locate to Greater Philadelphia complimentary and confidential services.
For more information, visit http://www.selectgreaterphiladelphia.com/


The University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has worked with state and local governments to create an environment that spans beyond academics to foster business growth in Delaware. Efforts include the construction of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, a cutting-edge facility that has achieved national status in the field.
For more information, visit http://www.udel.edu/


Vision 2015
Vision 2015 is a coalition of leaders from education, business, government and the community united for the purpose of creating the greatest public school system possible for the children of Delaware. This represents an unparalleled commitment to the improvement of education and securing the future of Delaware's students.
For more information, visit http://www.vision2015delaware.org/