Category: Innovation Delaware

Delaware BioScience Association opens new HQ

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times If you’re trying to promote the growth of one of Delaware’s most promising industries, it helps to have a space where budding entrepreneurs and startups can learn and collaborate together. That’s the experience of the Delaware BioScience Association, a trade group that recently moved its headquarters to…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday finalized an agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, the local subsidiary of global shipping company Gulftainer. The agreement lays out a plan to construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, create jobs and bring $600 million in new investment over the…

Delaware’s innovation economy is supported by a diverse infrastructure of chambers of commerce, networking groups and industry associations. Located in the heart of Wilmington’s business district, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce helps businesses of all sizes in Delaware achieve success through a variety of educational programs and business services, including: legislative advocacy, communications and…

Delaware has a long tradition of entrepreneurship and can-do spirit, enabled by a solid network of investors and business-development organizations. Delaware SBDC (Small Business Development Center) partners with the Technology Transfer Center at the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships to help the state’s entrepreneurial, technology and business community achieve new heights…

With many of the world’s leading companies headquartered in Delaware, a thriving industry of experts in intellectual property (IP) and patent law has emerged. As well as being the state with the most patents per capita in the U.S., Delaware also is one of the country’s busiest venues for patent litigation. IP Group helps entrepreneurs…

Delaware Business Roundtable Setting the First State on a Path to Growth The Delaware Business Roundtable is a coalition of approximately 60 CEOs and other leaders representing the state’s largest businesses. Members include executives from many Delaware companies including AAA Mid-Atlantic, Bayhealth, Capital One 360, Delmarva, Verizon, WSFS, JPMorgan Chase, Christiana Care and DuPont. Collectively,…

First State Innovation (FSI) was founded in 2006 to accelerate Delaware’s and the surrounding region’s entrepreneurial economy by connecting people, ideas and capital. Since then, the general awareness of entrepreneurism in Delaware has grown dramatically. The organization has held more than two dozen events featuring some 75 new and emerging companies, which have presented their…

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC) has represented the First State’s business community since 1837, and is now serving more than 1,000 members. “Our goal is to help create an economic environment that encourages growth, competitiveness and stability for all businesses,” says DSCC President Michael Quaranta. The DSCC team…

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership The Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) is a public-private partnership created in 2017 to lead the state’s economic development efforts. Its mission is to both attract new businesses to the state and engage existing businesses as they make plans for expansion. According to president and CEO Kurt Foreman, “The DPP will help…