Dover Foundation Best Product Award

The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University recently held its 2017 Entrepreneurship Competition. Students presented their business plans and product concepts to compete for prize money and business startup awards. The $10,000 Dover Best Product Award is given to the best manufactured product business plan. This year’s winner was Rapid Response Aero-Medical. The recognized product is a drone-mounted automated external defibrillator (AED) that can be sent to cardiac arrest patients in remote or far-away areas. The unmanned aerial vehicle could be dispatched by hospital, fire station, or 911 operator, delivering the potentially lifesaving device to the patient in advance of the ambulance. The creators are William Tippet and Tyler Smith. The award was judged by a Dover team consisting of Michele M Garigliano (VP/GM, K&L Microwave), Jeff Burkett (Director of Sales, K&L Microwave), and Robin Hall (HR Director, Microwave Products Group). This is the 30th year for the Perdue School of Business Entrepreneurship Competition, making it the second longest-running entrepreneurship competition in all of academia.