Delve PPE Project a Finalist for Wisconsin Innovation Award
Badger Shield, an open source PPE project started by the UW Makerspace, Midwest Prototyping, and Delve, was one of 29 companies and nonprofit organizations selected as finalists for the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Award.
"The Badger Shield team is honored to receive this recognition," said Jesse Darley, principal and director of mechanical engineering at Delve. "Together with partners across the state and country, we were able to rapidly produce and distribute millions of face shields to essential workers and provide small and regional manufacturers with a reason to keep their plants running and their staffs employed during the height of the pandemic, when resources were scarce and businesses were shutting down."
A total of 331 businesses, products, and services were nominated for the award, representing startups, companies, and established businesses of all sizes and industries spanning the state of Wisconsin.
Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on October 5, 2021.
The full list of 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Finalists includes:
Black Oxygen (in partnership with Madison365)
Curbside Bicycles LLC
Drexel Building Supply
Field to Freezer, LLC
Fox World Travel
Impact Sports, LLC
Nelson and Pade, Inc.
Our MAP, LLC
Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC
Ruby Coffee Roasters
SMARTcare Software, Inc.
StableBody Technologies LLC
Steady Shot LLC
Vivid Microscopy LLC
Wisconsin Telelift Inc.
About the Wisconsin Innovation Awards
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) connects and showcases innovators throughout the state of Wisconsin, across industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes.
By producing and providing educational media content, organizing a statewide network of experts willing to mentor and support each other, and hosting events that highlight groundbreaking work, WIA is building a lasting legacy of instruction inspired by Wisconsin’s thinkers, makers, creators, and designers. WIA fosters innovation in this state and helps shine a light on companies throughout Wisconsin that have transformational ideas.