Collaboration between Universities and Industry

Partnerships between Pennsylvania universities and businesses put technology on the fast track to commercialization and the marketplace

There are many renowned educational institutions throughout Pennsylvania — nearly 300 — and DCED seeks to cultivate collaborative relationships with many of them. Read through our highlighted initiatives below to discover the exciting things we’re accomplishing with the next generation of researchers and innovators.


University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Strategic academic-industry partnership with Concurrent Technologies

This new partnership will provide more hands-on research opportunities for faculty and students, and will directly impact Pitt-Johnstown students enrolled in the university’s civil, chemical, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs. It will present students with real-world technology challenges and continuously cultivate new engineering talent while providing students with valuable career skills.

Carnegie Mellon University and Lehigh University

Research for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Pennsylvania (RAMP) program

This program will capitalize on the governor’s goal of building economic competitiveness and sparking job creation by tapping the capabilities of PA’s rich base of research and innovation resources and the new leverage from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII).

The new RAMP will provide economic benefits to PA’s small and medium-sized manufacturing companies by enabling AM knowledge transfer, the discovery of new AM manufacturing technologies, and the retention of highly educated students from Pennsylvania’s premier technical universities.

Clarion University
Gannon University
Keystone College
The Learning Factory
Penn State University
Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing – CIMP-3D
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA)
The Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Saint Joseph’s University
The Pennsylvania Interactive Media Consortium
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Bucknell University, and Penn State University
York College of Pennsylvania
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