Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DI: Innovation on the fast track

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- For an organization that didn't even open its doors until 2014, what's happened since then is a strong indication of the value of its work. The Doolittle Institute, a think tank that launched in Fort Walton Beach with $1.5 million in funding from the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate, is on a growth curve. Last month the state said DI would get $100,000 from the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program. But that's just part of the story about DI, which today has a growing operation in Tampa, collaboration agreements with universities and research organizations, and multimillion-dollar funding expected to double this year. (Source: GCRL Aerospace Newsletter, article, 08/09/16)