Your sales funnel is full, but your sales are lagging: Learn how to turn things around

Is Your Sales Funnel Full but Sales Are Lagging? If any of these frustrations sound familiar, your sales pipeline could be your problem: You’re not closing opportunities you expected to close. Closing takes longer than projected, throwing off your sales forecasts. You find yourself in competitive situations that lower your gross margin. Your sales team […]


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What problem is solving?

By Greg Woodman  In my Engineering 310 Entrepreneurship course, as my students are eager turn their ideas into businesses, I challenge them first and foremost with this question: What problem are you solving? In reflecting on the past year and starting a new one, it’s an important exercise to do this myself. What problem is […]

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AI, machine learning and robotics: New technology transforming patient care in the local healthcare landscape

By Nikki Ciecierski Two new CT scanners are high-speed and provide quicker imaging and better resolution while decreasing the radiation dose, which is particularly important for younger patients. Prioritizing innovation “The institution continually reinvests in technology and our people to meet the region's evolving needs. The growing demand for services, including imaging, dialysis, diagnostics, emergency […]

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Penn State’s applied growth opportunities for students are nurturing exceptional talent

By Greg Woodman One of the best parts of my adjunct role in the College of Engineering teaching Engineering 310 (Entrepreneurial Leadership)—which I’ve had since 2006—is watching a new group of students grow over the semester-long course. Even as we run articles on the nationwide talent shortage, I’m encouraged to see how students gain new […]

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Actuated Medical’s acquisition of Mitotyping Technologies keeps jobs and expertise in Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle  The past year has been a big one for Actuated Medical. The Bellefonte-based medical technologies company hosted an open house for its new facility in May. It recently received FDA clearance on a new endoscopy device, the GripTract-GI endoscopic tissue manipulator. It’s diversifying and expanding its reach — and, as of last week, […]

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Penn State’s total research expenditures reach a record high in 22-23

By Staff Writer  Penn State recently announced that its total research expenditures increased 14% to a record high of $1.239 billion in 2022-23, driven by a $98 million jump in federal funding. All of Penn State’s academic units reported increases in research funding with the Applied Research Laboratory leading the way with an increase of […]

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Happy Valley professionals weigh in on using AI

By Holly Riddle  AI is everywhere in the news recently. Lawsuits worry over the impacts of AI. AI firms face inner-fighting and drama that makes headlines. Governments around the world are putting AI safeguards in place. No matter your industry, you can’t escape it. However, while AI may seem like a brand-new, potentially scary step […]

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