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J. Michael (Mike) Bowman, associate director of the College of Delaware’s Workplace of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, has been appointed by President Biden to the White Home Advisory Committee for Trade Plan and Negotiations. 

Bowman, who also is CEO and president of Delaware Technologies Park and state director of the Delaware Modest Enterprise Development Centre, was amid 9 people today selected to be part of the committee, which presents overall coverage suggestions to the United States Trade Representative on issues similar to the improvement, implementation and administration of U.S. trade plan. 

The committee is composed of up to 45 members with know-how in standard trade, financial commitment and enhancement troubles, like reps of non-federal governments, labor, field, agriculture, smaller business enterprise, company industries, stores, nongovernmental environmental and conservation companies, and customer pursuits.

In excess of the earlier 25 a long time, Bowman has centered on increasing a robust technologies-primarily based, entrepreneurial ecosystem in Delaware and the surrounding area. He is commonly recognized as a connector, a multiplier with a knack for bringing people and spots with each other towards a prevalent objective.

In his job as OEIP affiliate director, Bowman has been instrumental in stimulating innovation and financial progress inside UD and across the state. As condition director of Delaware Little Enterprise Progress Centre, which is hosted in UD’s Office of Financial Innovation and Partnerships, Bowman has worked to support tiny corporations in the point out entry advisement products and services, funding, schooling and development alternatives. Tiny corporations comprise 98.6% of all enterprises in Delaware. As a result of his management, Delaware SBDC aids suggest more than 800 firms per year, which includes 45 new organization starts. 

As the president and CEO of Delaware Technological know-how Park (DTP), Bowman has developed the bodily infrastructure and means to support technological innovation-centered businesses and business people in the everyday living sciences to get commenced and increase. Nowadays, in excess of 20 many years later, that useful resource is a strategic financial driver in Delaware that has led to the launch of practically 200 companies — four of which have absent community — and in excess of 16,000 jobs, as effectively as research assets and academic schooling chances with the capacity to effect potential innovators, together with college students, by partnership with UD. This involves an incubator room, recognized as DTP@STAR, exactly where early-stage startups have entry to sophisticated moist-lab amenities and other infrastructure as they increase their companies.

Bowman also plays a critical job in supporting the development and growth of UD’s Science, Technological innovation and State-of-the-art Analysis (STAR) Campus. For example, he has been an vital partner in the improvement of the FinTech Innovation Hub, which provides alongside one another sector, academia and small companies together close to efforts to enhance financial wellbeing and equity of populations with minimal-to-average income.

In the course of his time with the DuPont Company, Bowman served in a wide range of R&D, producing and small business management roles in the parts of polymer and fiber-centered item organizations. Prior to leaving DuPont, he was vice president and basic supervisor for E.I. duPont de Nemours, where by he led an state-of-the-art materials units business enterprise device that developed in excess of 40 new systems for commercialization.

Bowman is past president and board member of AURP, the Affiliation of University Research Parks. His other latest or earlier board memberships consist of 1st State Innovation, Fraunhofer United states, Delaware BioScience Association, Veroha and the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering Advisory Council (chairman). 

His considerable management, eyesight and sustained assist of tiny business and economic enhancement has resulted in many profession honors. A few illustrations include things like recognition by the Planet Trade Center Affiliation for innovation and financial growth, earning vision and career achievement awards from the AURP and getting chosen for the Small Organization Association’s Masley Champion award, which honors men and women or organizations that create beneficial transform for the neighborhood. 

Domestically, Bowman is a member of the Delaware Business enterprise Corridor of Fame and was awarded the Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. He also was recognized by his alma mater, the College of Cincinnati’s Higher education of Engineering, with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the College of Cincinnati and holds finance, internet marketing and graduate certificates from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Faculty, Columbia University and the American Management Affiliation.