The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)

Spurring innovation & the advancement of new technologies.

Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)

As one of the largest state technology development programs in the nation, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority was established to promote an entrepreneurial business environment, advance technology innovation, and create a technology-ready workforce.

The mission of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) is to encourage and coordinate programs and investments, which advance the competitiveness of Pennsylvania companies and universities in the global economy.

The Authority’s board consists of Pennsylvania leaders including elected officials and thought leaders in higher education, finance, technology and nonprofit economic development organizations. It is considered Pennsylvania’s leading source for the technology strategy and funding that leads to proven prosperity, jobs and economic development.

Meeting Schedule

The Board meeting schedule for 2018 is as follows:

  • January 25, 2018
  • April 26, 2018
  • July 26, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
All meetings begin at 10:00 AM.
For more information, contact the Executive Director of the BFTDA Jennifer Leinbach, 717.720.7388 or jeleinbach@pa.gov.

Board Members

The BFTDA is governed by a twenty-one member board. View the board members.

Board Meeting Minutes

Legislative Reports

View past reports in our online Library of documents.