The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Bridger Photonics, Inc. is the recipient of a 2012 Tibbetts Award.  “The Tibbetts Awards honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The awards are presented to U.S. small businesses and individuals who are “beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology.” Winners are selected based on “the economic impact of their technological innovation, and on whether they have met federal research and development needs, encouraged diverse participation in technological innovation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.  “The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs.”