NanoBioFAB nominated for two ICON 2024 Awards

Current FITCI client NanoBioFAB earned a spot in two categories of the The Maryland Tech Council’s (MTC) 2024 awards. MTC, the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state and a FITCI ecosystem member, announced the finalists for its 2024 ICON Awards, which honor the best in Maryland’s technology and life sciences communities. Winners will be announced on May 23, 2024, at MTC’s Industry Awards Celebration at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. 


  • Strong strategic direction that will clearly differentiate this company from others in their chosen market space
  • Ability to develop innovative products or services
  • Technology based development that represents a disruptive technology, a platform technology, or is targeting a critical market need
  • Demonstrated ability to attract resources and growth in financial performance


  • An outstanding leader and communicator
  • An integral part of the firm’s growth and/or profitability
  • An individual skilled at taking calculated risks that lead to success
  • A leader in the technology or life science community

“Each year the ICON Awards recognize the companies and leaders that are taking excellence to a new level,” said Kelly Schulz, CEO of the Maryland Tech Council. “This year’s awards ceremony will be especially poignant as we remember and honor the memory of Pava LaPere, who represented the very best that Maryland’s technology community has to offer.”

Read MCT’s full press release at https://mdtechcouncil.com/maryland-tech-council-announces-2024-icon-award-finalists/