• Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

    About Us

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, people, technology, universities and other resources to help them prosper. In the process, we fuel economic growth and job creation for the region. READ MORE

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    10 Facts about Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA

    #1 – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a statewide, state-funded economic development initiative that was established in 1982 and has been recognized nationally and internationally as a successful model program. LEARN MORE FACTS ABOUT US

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

    Results & Impact

    Our impact is quantifiable and measurable. Since 1983, the BFTP of Northeastern Pennsylvania has started 429 new companies, created 15,479 new jobs, retained 21,459 existing jobs and developed 1,127 new products and processes. LEARN MORE


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Ben Franklin Venture Idol: Register Now!

Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®…but with … MORE


2014 Annual Report – Leveraging the Ben Franklin Investment

Funding is an important element of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s … MORE

Helping Business Grow: BFTP Staff Featured

BF Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie Featured in Happenings Magazine  – Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ mission … MORE

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.7 Million to Expand TechVentures Incubator in Northeastern Pennsylvania

The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced that it is awarding a $1.7 million … MORE

Lehigh Valley Business: Ben Franklin is Investing in Innovation

By investing in early stage technology firms, organizations such as Ben Franklin Technology Partners of … MORE

Ben Franklin Impact: 10,000+ Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2014

PA Manufacturing Week — Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers In … MORE

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CEWA Technologies Featured in Greater Reading Chamber Commerce Quarterly

CEWA Technologies’ new solar dish produces energy at a price that competes with fossil fuels … MORE

OraSure receives $1.5M Ebola Test Order from CDC

OraSure Technologies Inc., the Bethlehem-based company that earlier this year developed a test for Ebola, … MORE

B. Braun Receives FDA Clearance for Infusomat Space Pump

B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced … MORE

Prova Systems’ New Vehicle Inertia Monitor Captures Equipment Performance Issues Prior to Failure

Prova Systems’ Vehicle Inertia Monitor (VIM) is a new dual mode advanced J1939 CAN-bus vibration … MORE

Particle Sciences Acquired by Lubrizol

The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it has acquired Bethlehem-based Particle Sciences, a global leader in … MORE

Cernostics Paper Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics

Cernostics’ paper describes a biomarker imaging approach, TissueCypher™, that quantifies key components of biopsies such … MORE

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Expert: Incubators help small businesses survive

“The trend nationally is that when a business starts within an incubator, they tend to be more successful,” said Ken … MORE

LVstartup Releases Latest Issue About Regional Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

The September issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurship and start-ups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released by … MORE

How will globalization continue to change the U.S.?

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization … MORE