Delve PPE Project a Finalist for Wisconsin Innovation Award

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    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:

    AyrFlo, Inc.
    Badger Shield
    Black Oxygen (in partnership with Madison365)
    Blexx Technology
    Curbside Bicycles LLC
    Drexel Building Supply
    Field to Freezer, LLC
    Fox World Travel
    Impact Sports, LLC
    Mercury Marine
    Nelson and Pade, Inc.
    Octane Coffee
    Our MAP, LLC
    Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC
    RoddyMedical Inc.
    Ruby Coffee Roasters
    Safepro Technologies
    SMARTcare Software, Inc.
    StableBody Technologies LLC
    Steady Shot LLC
    Vivid Microscopy LLC
    Voximetry Incorporated
    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.