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PennTAP helps Fayette County Career and Technical Institute acquire $1.5M ARC grant
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $1.5M to Fayette County to construct a Health Sciences Workforce Development Center on the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) campus. PennTAP’s Associate Director of Programming, Alanna Colvin, served as a consultant for FCCTI throughout the grant application process, facilitating introductions to key regional partners and helping them maintain a structured application procedure.
Graduate student researching ways small businesses can adapt to environmental requirements
Penn State graduate student Amanda Enns is creating an action plan for small to medium-sized businesses to best approach ESG considerations.
FirstEnergy Foundation Grant Leads to Over $2M in Economic Benefits in PA
Over the past three years, the FirstEnergy Foundation’s grant has enabled over 300 Penn State students to benefit from engineering design projects that support PA small manufacturers and businesses, leading to over $2M in economic benefits.
Penn State’s general support funding remains flat for third consecutive year
Penn State’s 2022-23 state funding includes $2.35 million in new funding for Invent Penn State. This funding will help the University to strengthen and grow the LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network, expand established entrepreneurship training programs with additional staffing and support services, and increase access to the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to support more businesses.
Penn State Berks gets Manufacturing PA Initiative grant to study wind turbines
As part of the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program, PennTAP advisor Rich Joyce facilitated the connection between Azar Eslam Panah, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks, and Harmony Turbines, developer of leading-edge residential and small-scale wind turbine systems.
Purpose Box Founders Win PSU Investment Contest
The Business Journal Daily. Ali Izzo and Holly Masters, co-CEOs of Purpose and graduates of the Penn State University Shenango occupational therapy assistant and human development and family studies programs, won $15,000 in funding on WPSU-TV’s “The Investment.”
Shenango student entrepreneurs win grand prize in Inc.U Competition
Penn State News. Ali Izzo and Holly Masters secure $15,000 in startup funding during Inc.U Competition finale ‘The Investment’ on WPSU-TV.
Student entrepreneurs can apply to compete for $30,000 on “The Investment”
Penn State News. Inc U competition provides $30,000 to student start up companies.
PennTAP’s consultants help Pennsylvania greenhouse stay in business
Penn State News. PennTAP worked with the Montour County greenhouse to find the resources and funding needed to stay in business.
Penn State students, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program conduct energy audit at BWP Bats LLC
Pennsylvania Business Report. PennTAP and a team of undergraduates in energy engineering at Penn State recently visited BWP Bats LLC to conduct a no-cost energy audit.