Tag: Technology

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities. “Every day, Pennsylvania’s tech sector is growing stronger,” Governor Wolf said. “Our role at the state level is to help foster that growth. […]
November 11 marks Veterans Day, a time to celebrate the brave military personnel who have served in the United States Armed Forces. According to a 2017 report from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the country for the total number of veteran-owned businesses (97,969). This number includes Pike County’s ConnexiCore, a drone […]
The fourth industrial revolution continues to usher in emerging technology that’s growing at an exponential rate. While the first wave focused on mass production and was powered by steam engines and electric motors, the current movement is characterized by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT). These blurred lines between devices, platforms, and […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured the Candy Factory, a six-floor coworking space in Lancaster that houses a technology-focused startup accelerator program run by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania (BFTP/CNP), an initiative of DCED. “In the past several years, we’ve seen […]
Hawley, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins encouraged a crowd of more than 160 students to consider career possibilities in the science and technology fields during the Fourth Annual Women in Science Symposium in Hawley, Wayne County. “I am truly honored to be […]
Honesdale, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins toured the Stourbridge Project, a tech-focused business incubator in Honesdale, Wayne County. “The Stourbridge Project is a unique venture accomplished through partners who have a vision of advancing the entrepreneurial spirit of the community,” said Deputy […]
Ashland Technologies, Inc. (Ash-Tec) is a leading contract manufacturer of machined and fabricated parts with a mission to become the first national chain of machine shops in locations throughout the United States. The company, headquartered in Schuylkill County, is known for manufacturing roller coaster cars and other items for amusement parks and arcades. Most recently, […]
Designed to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success, the Invent Penn State (IPS) initiative is an integral part of Pennsylvania’s thriving entrepreneurial culture. #PAproud is posting a four-part series highlighting IPS and its accomplishments. Our first article focused on the initiative’s inception, with Penn State President Eric Barron’s vision for utilizing the […]
Simcoach Games, along with other Pennsylvania gaming companies, is taking game development to the next level. Originally created as a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) by founder Jessica Trybus, Simcoach is making games that drive learning and behavior change; currently, their focus is on workforce development. We caught up with Jessica […]
CSL Behring may be the best-kept secret in the biopharmaceutical industry today. In advance of Rare Disease Day 2018 (February 28), we spoke to Karen Etchberger, the King of Prussia site leader and EVP of Quality and Business Services at CSL Behring, to find out why her company chose Pennsylvania and how their work contributes […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Carmell Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based biotechnology company focused on improving and accelerating the healing process, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce […]
Pennsylvania has long been a leader in the life sciences industry — boasting innovation, a talented workforce, and a renowned education pipeline. The state has played an especially integral role in developing clinical trials in the United States for a variety of chronic conditions. This role continues to grow, and the impact on the state’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Carnegie Mellon University officials and local leaders at the groundbreaking of an advanced manufacturing facility at the Hazelwood Green (formerly Almono) property in Pittsburgh. “Under the leadership of Governor Wolf, new opportunities are rising all over the commonwealth through our […]
The Drexel Center for Functional Fabrics, a regional hub for designing and prototyping smart fabrics, embodies the innovation, imagination, and legendary can-do spirit found in Pennsylvania. We toured the Center’s Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory to learn how it creates fabrics that see, hear, sense, communicate, and even harvest energy. The Rise of the Internet […]
Pennsylvania is growing into a tech titan, with specializations in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and — as I wrote last month — software and game development, among other areas of expertise. Everywhere you look, there’s evidence that Pennsylvania is transforming into something more than the sum of its parts. If you examine the driving force behind […]
In September 2016, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) officially opened The Pennovation Center, a 58,000 square-foot facility that allows researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to plant and grow a business. To learn more about this new center and the economic and community development it is spurring in West Philadelphia, we spoke to Anne Papageorge, Vice President […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver spoke to high school students about the importance of STEM education and careers at the PlastiVan STEM Education event in Pittsburgh. “Governor Tom Wolf has put education – and especially STEM education – […]
In July 2017, AOL Founder Steve Case announced he would bring his entrepreneurial competition, Rise of the Rest, to five new locations — including Central Pennsylvania. Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their idea for a $100,000 investment submitted their applications in August, and nine finalists were selected. On Oct. 10, the first stop on the Rise […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for private-sector technology and innovation as key components of creating jobs that pay, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited two growing companies in Erie: Epic Web Studios and Acoustic Sheep. “Erie is a rising city of great ideas,” said Secretary […]
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Energy Wall, a manufacturer of advanced high-efficiency energy recovery technology, in Lancaster, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing technological innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in […]
Video games first hit the mainstream in 1972 with the success of Pong. Since then, their conception and development has attracted those who enjoy using their talent and creativity to entertain millions across the world. Whether they have engaging gameplay, immersive storytelling, intricate strategy, show-stopping visuals, or just plain entertainment at their core, video games […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour Maculogix, a company specializing in technology to identify and manage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in […]
In 2015, Penn State University President Eric Barron launched the Invent Penn State (IPS) program, an initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. With the goal of leveraging Penn State’s research, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit, IPS currently helps fund 13 Innovation Hubs — which are free to the community — at […]
This article was previously published on KeystoneEdge.com Since 2012, Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) has focused on building and sustaining a culture of collaboration and invention with the aim of improving teaching and learning. Now COIL has merged with the Penn State EdTech Network, furthering the university’s mission to promote the […]
While California’s Silicon Valley may be home to the most tech startups, several cities in Pennsylvania are spurring new technologies and offering ideal locations that boast lower costs of living, quality resources for early-stage entrepreneurs, and a stronger sense of community than many other tech city giants. Check out six of Pennsylvania’s best locations for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at MECCO, an industrial product marking company, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Thriving companies like MECCO show us […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin continued the Jobs that Pay tour at threeRivers 3D, a 3D imaging company, to highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Governor Wolf understands the importance of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Maztech, a manufacturer of advanced bioprocessing equipment, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship in the technology sector, advancing innovation, and creating a technology-ready workforce in Pennsylvania. “Across Pennsylvania, we’re seeing tech […]
Technology-Driven Economic Development Pennsylvania has long been a leader in technology-driven economic development strategies. We know that technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship often go together, and we have worked hard to create an environment and business climate that supports startup companies. What sets Pennsylvania apart from many of our competitors around the United States and internationally […]
Release Date: February 28, 2017 7:35pm Author: Heidi Havens Bethlehem, PA – This evening, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” student video contest awards program, providing remarks on the strength and vitality of the commonwealth’s manufacturing sector and highlighting the Manufacturing PA initiative in […]
This month, the line between business and the arts blurs. Keystone Edge — an online magazine covering what’s next and best in the state — is back with a peek at our latest edition. Keystone Edge is here with some scintillating stories to cure your winter doldrums. In February, it’s all about how creative enterprises […]