BFTP/NEP’s mission is to boost the regional economy by creating and retaining highly paid, sustainable jobs; supporting new technology companies; and helping established manufacturers to be more competitive through technology and innovation. We provide portfolio companies with funding, networking opportunities, and business and technical expertise.

Our success is measured based on the commercial success that our clients achieve as a direct result of our assistance. BFTP/NEP enterprise developers work directly with clients to enhance their entire way of doing business.

BFTP/NEP is part of a statewide network that has been recognized and modeled internationally. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. Serving a 21-county area, BFTP/NEP is located on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. We are headquartered in and operate Ben Franklin TechVentures®, an award-winning business incubator/post-incubator. We also own and operate the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center.