Free Resources Found at Innovation Park Help Fuel Small Business Success Imagine it: you are launching a small business, but bogged down with questions. Or maybe you've already incubated your business and need help to get it to the next level. A free consultant suddenly coming along with answers to your questions and the help you need to succeed.

Ben Franklin TechCelerator Fuels Economy and Local Startups In one four-year span, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners throughout Pennsylvania helped to create 11,407 high-paying jobs and boosted the commonwealth’s overall economy by $4.1 billion, according to an in-depth analysis by the Pennsylvania Economy League and KLIOS Consulting.

SBDC Hosts Entrepreneurship Panel on Weaving Art And Business Good news, small business owners looking to launch your business, or grow to the next step! SBDC offers free consulting and seminars geared that provide entrepreneurs with the information and education needed to succeed. We sat down with them to learn about their spring events. Read more!

Cutting‑Edge Carbon Science Centre Opens At Innovation ParkEven Centre County’s first major snowstorm of the season could not dampen the celebratory atmosphere of the 100‑plus university officials, business leaders, government representatives and community members who gathered at Penn State’s Innovation Park on November 15 to mark the grand opening of Morgan Advanced Materials’ new multi‑million dollar Carbon Science Centre of Excellence at Penn State’s Innovation Park. The new Centre of Excellence will pioneer research into carbon materials and technologies, drawing on the resources of Penn State and its faculty in a truly collaborative partnership that is the latest success in the University’s Invent Penn State initiative.

Every year for the past 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has teamed up with the minds behind some of Pennsylvania’s biggest ideas, fueling their projects with the funding they need to take the next big step. The money—up to four yearly infusions of cash totaling $500,000—is used for things like software development, prototype development, beta testing and payroll. In the most practical terms, the funding is buying time, expertise and the ability to focus on the project.