Upcoming Training

To help local businesses grow, PennTAP actively promotes training and education opportunities to our clients. We provide online training through webinars hosted by our technical advisors, in addition to hosting in-person learning events and conferences throughout the year.

Our training typically encompasses one or more of our pillars of Advanced IT Solutions, Energy and Environmental Services, or Innovation Services. Click on an event name to learn more about its focus and view registration information.

Information Technology Security and the Small Business

When: Apr 20, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

Managing security is all about protecting the bottom line. We will help you understand what the important security aspects are that small businesses need to be aware of and basic protection of these important assets. This Webinar presents the fundamentals of what to protect and how to easily begin assessing and safeguarding them.

Developing an Energy Baseline for Complex Facilities

When: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

This PennTAP webinar will review the steps for developing and analyzing the energy baseline at industrial facilities and large commercial buildings.

Engineering Design and Prototyping Resources Available at Penn State

When: Jun 15, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

PennTAP is available to help organizations scope and administer projects within Penn State's College of Engineering outreach assistance programs. This webinar will cover the details of numerous programs available to the public, and will help generate ideas and calls to action for future projects. The Penn State Learning Factory (that uses Penn State undergraduate senior engineering students) and the Integrated Design Solutions (that uses Penn State engineering faculty and graduate students) programs will be highlighted. If your firm is a startup or an organization of any size involved in new product development and commercialization, or new process design, this webinar is for you.

Four Online Marketing Basics All Small Businesses Should Know

When: Aug 17, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

Join PennTAP Advanced IT as we take you through your four most important basics to understand when it comes to online marketing. This Webinar presents the fundamentals of websites, social media, search engine optimization and use of mobile tools.

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem at Penn State

When: Oct 19, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

Are you a student at Penn State who has toyed with the idea of starting a business, but you are not sure where to start or how to seek assistance? Penn State has a flourishing entrepreneurship ecosystem at most campuses that is waiting to engage with you! PennTAP will host this webinar intended to explain how you can “plug-in” to this network of assistance, resources, and tools to help you avoid mistakes, and get to success quicker. No matter where you are in the idea, product development, or establishment of a business, we can help steer you to the next steps and resources you need.

How to Move Your Company toward Sustainability

When: Nov 16, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

In order to move towards more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist, and how to respond to them.

SBIR and STTR – What Are They and How Can You Partner and Benefit?

When: Dec 21, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Online Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with assisting small businesses through partnerships that can lead to research commercialization and job creation. Through a competitive process, the SBA has developed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs. Kelly Wylam, program manager with the Ben Franklin Innovation Partnerships program will explain the basics of the program and highlight the application process. There will be time for a Q&A session to help attendees understand the opportunity and whether it applies to their current initiatives.