About Us

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State is a statewide technical assistance organization charged with supporting Pennsylvania businesses and anchor institutions — including manufacturers, municipalities, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and economic development agencies.

As a department within Penn State Outreach and Online Education, PennTAP offers unique access to an abundance of resources from one of the premier universities in the country, including faculty, staff, and students. PennTAP can also provide clients with assistance from a rich network of government entities and private organizations. PennTAP focuses on helping Pennsylvania businesses though three primary areas of expertise: Advanced IT Solutions, Energy and Environmental Services, and Innovation Services.

Since being founded in 1965, PennTAP has delivered services and solutions to countless Pennsylvania businesses and professionals, creating a legacy of documented economic impact within the state and positive returns on investments to funding partners. In the past 10 years alone, PennTAP has worked with more than 3,700 organizations, who have in turn reported approximately $300 million in economic benefits and the creation or retention of more than 4,000 Pennsylvania jobs.