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 Energy and Environmental Services or Innovation Services. Click on an event name to learn more about its focus and view registration information.

Common Energy Tips for Manufacturers and Steps to Implementation

When: Oct 11, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Upper Burrell , PA

Are you a facility, operations, or plant maintenance manager or a building operator?  PennTAP and FirstEnergy will provide an informational session on energy efficiency improvements and cost-saving opportunities for manufacturers. Topics covered include lighting, compressed…

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.