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August 15th, 2016


  1. Ben Franklin / Lehigh ESC Partnership has Engaged 2,000 Students

    The number of Lehigh University students who have worked with clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) in projects through Lehigh University Enterprise Systems Center (ESC) has topped 2,000. The ESC is a key university resource to BFTP/NEP clients that provides pivotal technical expertise and support. Linking regional early-stage technology firms Continue Reading…

  2. Collaboration Helps Add Jobs

    BFTP Client Simplex Industries tapped into connections through BFTP to work with Lehigh University to develop a workable 3-D rendering model for its modular production. “This can be a poster child for successful collaboration among government, academia, and industry,” said Simplex CEO Pat Fricchione. The company is expanding and plans to hire 40. Editorial via Continue Reading…

  3. Gov. Wolf Announces Simplex to Expand Operations, Creating 40 New Jobs

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that Ben Franklin client Simplex Industries, Inc., a custom manufacturer of modular homes and light commercial buildings, will expand operations in Scranton, Lackawanna County, and will create 40 new jobs. Read more via PA.gov.