11/15/2022
A perfect combo: STAR-X and Penn State

By Timothy Kelly 1.5-million light year-wide jets of very high-energy plasma, subatomic particles and magnetic fields shooting from the supermassive black hole in galaxy Hercules A, shown in optical, x-ray (purple) and radio (blue). Photo: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Optical: NASA/STScI, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA). On Aug. 18, NASA announced that a proposed space mission called STAR-X had been […]

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11/15/2022
Win up to $30,000 for your food or beverage innovation

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and startup companies developing scalable, innovative and technology-focused products and services in the food and beverage industry. The deadline to apply is Dec. 2. It’s big news for two reasons. “Ben Franklin Technology Partners, CNP has been providing the […]

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11/15/2022
“A stick of dynamite wouldn’t get us to move:” Enhancing and enriching retirement life in Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle A classroom setting during OLLI’s Living Well event at Shaver’s Creek. Photo: Provided. As HappyValley Industry has covered in the past, the region has no problem wooing retirees, especially Penn State alumni. The lively atmosphere, big-city amenities in a small-town setting and bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities are all strong attractants. Many retirees, […]

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11/08/2022
PSU researchers tackling national organ transplant shortage

By Jeff Cavanaugh Dr. Amir Sheikhi and his team are working to address nationwide organ transplant shortage at Shekhi Lab at Penn State University. Photo: Penn State. Penn State researchers have developed a potentially groundbreaking solution to the nationwide organ transplant shortage, using a new class of bioinks that produces engineered live tissue using 3D printing […]

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11/08/2022
Happy Valley startup presents ag breakthrough and wins BIG time

Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently announced the winners of its 2022 BIG IDEA contest. The 2022 contest focused specifically on agriculture, food and beverage industries. Eight finalists from across Pennsylvania had the opportunity to present their pitches to a panel of judges and one of those BIG IDEAs is based right here in Happy Valley. […]

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11/08/2022
Sustainability pioneer EnergyCAP started in Happy Valley 40 years ago. Why they are choosing to stay here, and what’s next.

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger “The EnergyCAP Team shares information on their business at an industry tradeshow.” EnergyCAP became a pioneer in energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software before energy conservation was high on everyone’s radar and while PCs were in their infancy. The company was created to help users track their energy usage, and […]

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