Lynntech, a College Station-based technology firm, received the United States Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts award in a ceremony last week at the White House.
Named for Roland Tibbetts, who was instrumental in developing the Small Business Innovation Research program, the Tibbetts Award recognizes the cream of the crop — those companies and individuals across the country that have used their SBIR funds to advance technological innovation and stimulate economic growth. Winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation and the extent to which that innovation served federal research and development needs, encouraged diverse participation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.
“I’m pleased to accept the Tibbetts award on behalf of the Lynntech team,” says Lynntech CEO, John Clanton. “The award recognizes the tireless work of our researchers and is a direct reflection of our mission to Nurture and Harvest Scientific Creativity.”
According to the award committee, “Lynntech has continually leveraged Federal funding to address specific and critical challenges ranging from its Electrochemical Breathing Device for Hypoxia Training for the Navy to a sensor fusion system for the Department of Homeland Security to improve the performance of infrared cameras and to identify low thermal signatures in a maritime environment (search and rescue). Lynntech has partnered with dozens of universities, industry experts, technology experts, and private companies to facilitate innovation. The company’s research has resulted in patents and licenses that support the formation of independent businesses rooted in its technological innovations. Lynntech’s business model centers on providing high-demand solutions, spinning off successful businesses, and continuing to innovate.”
Lynntech, which began operations in 1987, provides early-stage scientific research and technology development for government-sponsored initiatives. Building on early successes, Lynntech expanded into prototype and product development and explorative research for wide-ranging applications. In the following years, Lynntech has grown to incorporate all stages of the research and development life cycle, offering conceptual design, experimental analysis, prototype creation, market positioning, and commercial production.
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 and since Jan. 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.