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  • How asking courageous questions inspires change

    The workshop had been planned months ago. The topic was curiosity, specifically how to be productively curious by asking courageous questions. Great Dames, a community whose focus is helping women activate their purpose and passion, would come together virtually in a workshop led by Adina Tovell, a nationally recognized curiosity advocate and expert. Then COVID-19 […]
  • A New Approach to COVID Testing

    Scan Delaware Health’s plan could help Delawareans return to their lives A new nonprofit called Scan Delaware Health has approached state officials with a plan that could help Delaware take another big step toward offering statewide testing for COVID-19 and return residents to work safely. Scan Delaware Health says it can quickly add testing of 120,000 […]
  • Keeping Health Care Workers Safe

    ILC Dover supplies life-saving respirator system ILC Dover has added 40 people over the past two months to meet skyrocketing demand for an air-purifying respirator system that front-line health care professionals use to treat COVID-19 patients in quarantine wards across the United States. “We’ve seen over a 1,000 percent increase in demand over the past year, […]
  • Tracking COVID Across State Lines

    LabWare collaboration with Tangen promises faster testing results, easier data-sharing LabWare, the leading global provider of enterprise software for testing laboratories, has created a COVID-19 test kit that will help states and hospitals eliminate the paperwork at collection sites, reduce the turnaround for test results, and streamline distribution of the results. The company, which was […]
  • Delaware Companies Are Providing Materials to Front Line Workers

    From chemical manufacturers to pharma companies, advanced materials to agrisciences, Delaware companies are doing what they can to keep their employees safe while adapting to today’s needs.  Says Erica Nemser, CEO of Compact Membrane Solutions: “As a company, we are all just trying to roll with the punches, do what we can to help in this […]
  • The Dupont Legacy

    How corporate layoffs kickstarted Delaware’s innovation economy When the DuPont family and its company transformed Delaware in the 1800s and 1900s, it seemed as though the company’s legacy would lie in gunpowder or chemicals.  But serial entrepreneur Ben duPont, for one, has posited that the company’s legacy may in fact be found elsewhere: with the […]
  • STAR Campus Has a Bright Future

    University partners with business, public sector for a thriving innovation hub Newark’s big industrial loss has turned into that city’s — and Delaware’s — bigger gain. When the final Chrysler Durango, just outfitted with a jaunty sun roof, rolled off the assembly line at the company’s sprawling Newark automotive plant along South College Street in […]
  • Helping Businesses Grow

    How Delaware’s grants, incentives and tax credits support next steps for innovators No one can accuse Damian DeStefano of having small goals. The Director of Delaware’s Division of Small Business has been on the job just under two years, but he has a clear vision for what he wants the department to accomplish and where […]
  • The Right Investor for the Next Big Idea

    Delaware’s landscape of private funders keeps growing For those hoping to start and grow businesses in Delaware, there are plenty of opportunities to find the funding necessary to succeed. The state is known for its friendly atmosphere for commercial endeavors, and many avenues exist for those who need the capital to turn a great idea into a […]
  • Seeding the Innovation Economy

    Competitions, community support groups are building the next generation of entrepreneurs Competition and collaboration might seem like mutually exclusive concepts. But within Delaware’s expanding entrepreneurial community, there’s plenty of room for both, with strong collaborative bonds helping to make competitions more meaningful. The latest iteration of Delaware’s collaboration-competition blend is neoFest, a daylong combination entrepreneurial […]