PennTAP News & Announcements

International Cartridge Corporation (ICC) develops and manufactures exclusive lines of premium ammunition to advance the lead-free and frangible concept for military, law enforcement, hunting, and self-defense applications. PennTAP worked with ICC to review their heating and cooling Roof Top Units (RTUs) and apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant. Read more.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has created a new agricultural energy efficiency rebate program to help agricultural producers in the Commonwealth reduce energy consumption on their farms through the use of energy efficient technologies.
Rebates will pay 50% of equipment costs, up to $2,000 per technology category. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as funding remains available or through June 30, 2022. Learn more.

On April 8, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $2.3 million investment in 36 student research projects that will help advance innovation in several sectors of manufacturing. The 36 projects are part of the Manufacturing PA Initiative’s fellowship program. The program embeds the commonwealth’s best and brightest graduate and undergraduate students with local manufacturers.
PennTAP advisor Rich Joyce facilitated the connection between Azar Eslam Panah, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks, and Harmony Turbines, developer of leading-edge residential and small-scale wind turbine systems. Read more.
Featured Regional Highlights
Northwestern PA

Two new endowments totaling $4 million will increase economic development in western Pennsylvania through a powerful partnership between Penn State and the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, with the support of the Sharon community. The endowments will establish a Penn State LaunchBox at Penn State Shenango and a fund to support business owners in Sharon. Read more.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning tech-based economic development program, is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS who are developing new products or processes in the agriculture (AG) and food/beverage industries. Winners will receive up to $25,000 in cash and an opportunity to pitch the business concept for a $10,000 seed grant. Learn more and apply.
Upcoming Webinars & Events

Hosted by PennTAP
Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – Noon

The North Central PA Energy Efficiency Roundtable is providing a free webinar on energy-efficient lighting systems. The webinar will provide participants with cutting-edge information to help assess and implement money-saving projects using modern lighting technology and lighting system controls. Learn more and register.
Hosted by PennTAP
Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – Noon

Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy-related costs can often require investment in new equipment, technology, or controls. Often, many companies are eligible to apply for funding to assist with improvement efforts. This webinar will cover funding opportunities for small to mid-sized companies throughout Pennsylvania. Learn more and register.

Hosted by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

This in-person event brings together tech producers and tech users from across all industries while raising the profile of our local and regional tech community assets. Learn more and register.

Hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC)
Date: Sessions available June 14, 16, and 21 at various locations

Explore the critical beliefs, behaviors, and actions that foster a positive work culture. At this event, you'll have the opportunity to discuss the organizational framework that inspires and engages your manufacturing team to embrace the mission, vision and values of your organization. Hear success stories of companies that built leadership infrastructures to produce sustainable performance. Learn more and register.

Hosted by the Green Building Alliance
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 8 am - 11
Location: Wintergarden at PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA

Registration is now open for GBA's 5th annual Women+ in Green Breakfast. For the past five years, GBA has hosted a morning full of conversation, inspiration, and building connections in an atmosphere that seeks to celebrate and support the work of women+ in sustainability. The event will feature inspiring speakers, breakfast and coffee, and an opportunity to re-connect through networking and table discussions. Learn more and register.