SSTI Creating a Better Future Awards Program


About the Awards

To mark the 11th anniversary of the SSTI awards program, we have made an exciting changes to the categories.


They include:

For more information regarding the 2017 SSTI Creating a Better Future Awards program, email Rob Ksiazkiewicz at

Why Apply?IFS_0911_edit2CROP_onWht_SM

  • As a recipient of the Excellence in TBED Award, your initiative represents a standard of excellence that has been recognized by your peers through a competitive selection process.
  • External validation through an Excellence in TBED Award certifies the superior quality of your initiative, lending independent credentials to your program as your stakeholders consider future investments.
  • The Excellence in TBED Award identifies your initiative as a best practice worthy of emulation and can be used as a promotional tool in marketing, recruitment and outreach efforts.

Who is Eligible?

Any tech-based economic development program or practitioner is eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, nonprofit organizations, local and state governments, colleges and universities, federal agencies and labs, industry associations, economic development councils, and other organizations that promote innovation and technology-based economic development.

Entry Fees

$75 SSTI Members
$95 Non-members


Coming soon…Download the 2017 Excellence in TBED Awards brochure!

Coming soon….Download the 2017 Excellence in TBED Awards Program flyer!

Coming soon…Download writing samples from past winners!

Coming soon…Listen to the 2017 Excellence in TBED AwardsĀ  Information Call!

For more Information about the 2016 SSTI Excellence in TBED Awards program, Contact Robert Ksiazkiewicz at 614.901.1690 or


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