Remember these awesome kids from the 310 Innovation Blvd groundbreaking? CC4-H Robotics is helping them prepare for future career success, but they need your help.

Congratulations to ConidioTec LLC, honored by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, at the 2017 Excellence in Business Awards, held earlier this month at the Nittany Lion Inn. These annual awards celebrate the best of the best in local entrepreneurs, startups and businesses. ConidioTec LLC was named Startup Company of the Year.

For businesses in and around Penn State, the local SBDC offers invaluable resources, both for new startups still getting their footing and older businesses already established in the community.

A timelapse camera is set up at the construction site of 310 Innovation Boulevard. Since the groundbreaking in June, the camera has captured the fast build time, from the tilt-up walls that were cast on the foundation and lifted into place, to the single-story, 17-foot-high ceilings that allow for tall equipment. The exterior design that rises from bare earth in the timelapse video — as groundbreaking and innovative as it is — is just the beginning of the story at 310 Innovation Boulevard.

Consider a world where you dent your car in an acci­dent and, instead of heading to the body shop, you head to your local 3-D printer, where, with the right specs, they’re able to print you a new panel. Many might think such a world is far off, but Michael Hickner, the new co-director of Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP- 3D) contends we’re almost there.