Impact Awards

Every year, InBIA recognizes three of its members with prestigious awards: one Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year Award and two Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year Awards for technology and non-technology entrepreneurship programs.

Starting in 2018, the process for identifying and selecting the winners of InBIA’s annual awards will change. As the first step in eligibility for InBIA’s Incubator of the Year awards, InBIA will recognize high-impact member organizations throughout the year with monthly InBIA IMPACT Awards. Awardees will be selected each month across six categories of entrepreneurship centers: Technology; Mixed Use; University; Biotech/Cleantech; Rural; and Specialty, including food, women, makerspaces, social, and other niche centers.

To complete the IMPACT Survey and be eligible for an IMPACT Award

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February Winners


Cicada Innovation
Technology Impact Award Winner
February 2018


Whitewater Innovation Center
Mixed-Use Impact Award Winner
February 2018


Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies
Rural Impact Award Winner
February 2018


University of Connecticut TIP
University Impact Award Winner
February 2018


Bridgeworks Enterprise Center
Specialty Impact Award Winner
February 2018


OTRADI Bioscience Incubator
Bio/Cleantech Impact Award Winner
February 2018

Past Winners

January 2018

Technology – Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Mixed-Use – Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

Rural – Hannah Grimes

University – eFactory Missouri State

Specialty – Creative Startups

Bio/Cleantech – Biohealth Innovation


To complete the IMPACT Survey and be eligible for an IMPACT Award

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