Solving Happy Valley’s sales problem

By Cara Aungst HappyValley Industry debuted its first workshop yesterday. Here’s what the session revealed about sales in the area. On February 28, leaders from companies in the Happy Valley area gathered at the Hyatt Place in downtown State College to talk about a gap in the ecosystem. Long story short, research and innovation is […]


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Pennsylvania’s first-ever carbon capture project will have major local, statewide impacts

By Cara Aungst KeyState’s nearly $1 billion project will play a role in Pennsylvania becoming a 'hydrogen superpower’ over the next 30 years, and Penn State is helping lead the way. KeyState is in the second phase of engineering Pennsylvania’s first carbon capture and storage project, to be built in Clinton County. The gas synthesis […]

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Xact Metal bringing affordable metal 3D printing to Latin America

Innovation Park-based metal 3D printing company Xact Metal just announced partnerships in Mexico and Columbia in a push to bring affordable metal 3D printing to Latin America. “At Xact Metal, we’re committed to expanding the adoption and the democratization of metal 3d printing by establishing a new level of price and performance in the industry,” […]

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Happy Valley companies receive Ben Franklin investment toward commercialization

By Staff Writer Eleven companies in central and northern Pennsylvania recently received investments 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 Technology […]

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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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A master class in collaboration

By Cara Aungst After success with the NASA 3D-printed Mars Habitat challenge, several researchers formed X-Hab 3D, an expeditionary 3D printing company.   There’s an unassuming building on a through-street of CATO Park. It was once a North American Refractories Company (NARCO) building and, if you’ve ever driven past it — chances are that you […]

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Phospholutions gets investment from global ag companies

By Staff Writer Happy Valley-launched startup Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market. The recent funding includes investment from Ospraie Ag Sciences, Bunge Ventures, the for-profit, global investment arm of Bunge, and UPL Ltd. […]

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The Ingenious Power of Partnership

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