08/09/2022
Happy Valley companies receive Ben Franklin investment toward commercialization

By Staff Writer Eleven companies in central and northern Pennsylvania recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products and software applications, and stabilize operations in a long-standing manufacturing business. One of the Happy Valley companies to receive funding approval at the Ben Franklin […]

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08/09/2022
Innovation that inspires at Penn State’s Innoblue

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Innoblue at Project Olympus in Pittsburgh (Photo provided) When it comes to institutes of higher learning, innovation is something that springs to mind, but if you think that clubs focusing exclusively on that subject would have been created several decades ago, you’d be wrong. Innoblue touts itself as Penn State’s oldest such […]

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08/09/2022
Entrepreneurship in the arts: beloved local children’s theater program changing hands

By David Rockower Leah Mueller and Jared Yarnall-Schane bring a wealth of experience to the local musical theater training group, Singing Onstage (Credit: Phelipe Paraense) After moving from State College to Bloomington, Indiana, Leah Mueller and husband Jared Yarnall-Schane were just settling in when they received a call from Heidi and Rich Biever, owners of […]

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08/02/2022
TechKnowServ: The intersection of technology, knowledge and service

By Beverly Molnar Matthew Whiteman, one of the lead NDT instructors at TKS, teaches a training course for ultrasonic phased array inspection certification.   State College-based TechKnowServ is a global leader in nondestructive testing that provides R&D for industries like railroad, petrochemical, defense and aerospace. It got its start when Tom Hay received his Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from […]

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08/02/2022
Setting student entrepreneurs up for success

By Gatini Tinsley Students gather at one of the many Penn State entrepreneurship workshops to compete for a chance to make their business dreams a reality. (Credit: Penn State) In 2021, nearly 4 million undergraduates walked across the stage with their undergraduate degrees in hand in the United States. Some dreamed of becoming trailblazers, striving […]

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08/02/2022
Revel: bringing EV innovation to a city near you

By David Rockower Paul Suhey and Frank Reig co-founded Revel Transit in 2018. Credit: Revel   When co-founders Paul Suhey and Frank Reig founded Revel Transit in 2018, they never imagined that they’d be on the streets of New York City swapping batteries and replacing brake levers and mirrors at 2 a.m. during a pandemic. […]

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