PennTAP News & Announcements

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.
Featured Regional Highlights
Southeastern PA

PennTAP was a bronze sponsor for this regional video contest meant to excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies throughout Pennsylvania. Advisor Rich Joyce facilitated the connection between Clearly Clean Products LLC and the Minersville Junior/Senior High School team for MRC. Watch the video submissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) just announced the award recipients for their Manufacturing PA Innovation Program, which connects PA manufacturers with faculty research teams at a Pennsylvania college or university to collaborate on a project. Advisor Rich Joyce successfully found a faculty member at Penn State Berks campus who shared research interest with Harmony Turbines, a local company manufacturing residential wind turbines. The collaborative project proposal received over $69,000 through the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program. Learn more about the program.
Northeastern PA

Penn State officials met with U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, principals from Schott North America Inc., and regional stakeholders to discuss the impact and statewide reach of NSF-supported research, education and entrepreneurship, as well as technology industry partnerships with Penn State that have taken place regionally. Learn more.

NEPA Alliance through the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) serving Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, and Wayne counties, will be providing grants of up to $50,000 for small businesses and up to $15,000 for micro-enterprises (small businesses that employ few people) located in one of those 7 counties that have been severely impacted due to COVID-19. Learn more and apply.
South Central PA

PennTAP Advisor Amy Jorden connected American Eagle Paper Mills with the Penn State College of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory. The company worked with two different groups of students on projects focused on limiting and/or repurposing the plastic byproducts that result from the paper making process. Read more.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Hosted by PennTAP
Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – Noon

Penn State University offers many opportunities for collaboration with the business community in Pennsylvania. This webinar will highlight many of those opportunities, presenting the first steps for businesses to engage with the university. Learn more and register.
Hosted by Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)
Date: May 6, 2022
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Location: Mohegan Sun Pocono Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA

PennTAP is a proud sponsor of NEPIRC (Northeastern Pennslyvania Industrial Resource Center) Manufacturing Day, the largest manufacturing expo, conference, and networking event in Northeastern, Northern, and North Central Pennsylvania. David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ, and world-renowned expert on community, regional and organizational economic revitalization, will serve as Keynote Speaker. Learn more and register.
Hosted by Penn State College of Engineering
Date: May 24 & 25, 2022
Location: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, PA

During industryXchange 2022: Digital Connectivity at Penn State, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Further your company goals and initiatives through targeted research projects spearheaded by Penn State faculty
  • Build a robust talent pipeline by networking with talented graduate students
  • Meet industry and academic colleagues working in similar areas
  • Understand opportunities for employee upskilling
Hosted by the Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment
Date: May 25 & 26, 2022
Location: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, PA

Energy Days is a two-day conference that brings together professionals working in all areas of energy to discuss topics ranging from energy technology to energy policy and justice. The goal is to create an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate. Learn more and register.