Partners and Sponsors

PennTAP works with a number of organizations, both public and private, to enhance our in-house capabilities. Our network of partners helps us to support our clients and promote economic development in Pennsylvania. Some of our partners include:

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

Catalyst Connection
Catalyst Connection is a private, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, providing consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity.

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
DVIRC is an economic development organization focused on the Delaware Valley region’s manufacturing community. Their mission is to grow business value by providing direct services in consulting, executive network groups, and training and education.

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC)
The ESRC serves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 and 4 with comprehensive online resources, news, and information about pollution prevention. ESRC believes that helping organizations move toward environmental sustainability will reduce costs, minimize our ecological impact, and help conserve, protect, and maintain our environment.

The Innovation Partnership
The Innovation Partnership is a consortium of economic development and business assistance organizations located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Their goal is to help early-stage technology companies in Pennsylvania secure federal funding opportunities.

Innovative Manufacturers’ Center
IMC is dedicated to driving economic success and profitable growth for the 12 counties they serve and the entire state. Objective, expert advice and actionable solutions are available to small- and medium-sized manufacturers through IMC events and resources.

Integrated Design Solutions
Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) is a network of Penn State resources that accelerate industry ideas from concept to market.

Invent Penn State
Invent Penn State leverages Penn State’s research, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit in collaboration with industry, entrepreneurs, and academia to develop products and services that will benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind.

Manufacturers Resource Center
MRC is a private, nonprofit corporation that helps small and midsized manufacturers increase their competitiveness by providing them with consulting, education, and strategic partnering.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center
NEPIRC is a not-for-profit organization that provides world-class professional services exclusively to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania.

Northwestern Industrial Resource Center
The NWIRC enhances the competitiveness and growth of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in northwest Pennsylvania by working with clients to improve productivity and technological performance.

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance
PREP is a statewide network of business assistance partners designed to help companies start, grow, and prosper.

Penn State College of Engineering Learning Factory
The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory is a hands-on facility for engineering students to use in conjunction with their courses, capstone design, and research projects. The Learning Factory provides modern design, prototyping, and manufacturing facilities, including machining, 3D printing, welding, metrology, and CAD/CAM.

Penn State Materials Research Institute
The Materials Research Institute provides leadership both at Penn State and in the materials community worldwide, coordinating materials-related activities, maintaining core and shared facilities, training students, and fostering collegial exchanges of expertise.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
DCED’s mission is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
DEP’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land, and water from pollution, and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. They work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments, and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
SBDC’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper.

Susquehanna Economic Development Association—Council of Governments
SEDA-COG is a regional multicounty development agency which provides leadership, expertise, and services to communities, businesses, institutions, and residents. SEDA-COG seeks to enhance growth opportunities in an environmentally sensitive manner while retaining the region’s predominantly rural character.

U.S. Economic Development Administration
EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by fostering innovation and competitiveness, to prepare American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment.

U.S. Department of Energy
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.