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.
Penn State graduate student Amanda Enns is creating an action plan for small to medium-sized businesses to best approach ESG considerations.
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 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.
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.
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.”
Penn State News. Ali Izzo and Holly Masters secure $15,000 in startup funding during Inc.U Competition finale ‘The Investment’ on WPSU-TV.
Penn State News. Inc U competition provides $30,000 to student start up companies.
Penn State News. PennTAP worked with the Montour County greenhouse to find the resources and funding needed to stay in business.
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.