Named for Roland Tibbetts, the person acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, these prestigious, national awards are made annually to those small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement.

pr-ATGI-John-Luann-JUSTAKTibbetts Awards: An initiative of the non-profit Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) with support from NASA,NSF, DoD, Department of the Navy, NIH, DARPA, Boeing, The Association for Manufacturing Technology, Cybernet, Dawnbreaker, Gregg Olson, ATF, Homeland Venture, RMD, PBC, and Physical Sciences, Inc. Additional sponsors are pending and other sponsors are welcome.

The emphasis is on recognizing those accomplishments where, in the judgment of those closely involved and often most
immediately affected, the stimulus of SBIR funding has made an important and definable difference.

In selection for Tibbetts Awards, the focus is primarily on:

  • Economic impact of technological innovation
  • Business achievement and effective collaborations
  • Demonstrated state and regional impact and proven support

ATGI develops disruptive technologies for the aerospace and private sectors. ATGI is an independent, privately held engineering research and development firm. ATGI was formed in 1995 to meet the needs of government and private-sector clients with technological challenges that defy conventional solutions. ATGI has the capability to design, develop, manufacture prototypes and perform tests in their laboratory facility, by providing innovative, timely, cost-efficient design and consulting services. ATGI has seen both our government and private-sector client base broaden significantly.

ATGI provide specialized services to clients that are developing emerging technologies, pushing the frontiers of innovation to develop advanced solutions to challenging problems in the markets of Aerospace, Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation, Marine and Ocean Systems and Medicine and Healthcare. To find out more information, visit the ATGI website located at

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