Your company’s success is our success.

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) invests in and supports companies to create and retain highly paid, sustainable jobs, catalyze technology-based economic growth in northeastern Pennsylvania, and advance technologies that improve the human condition.

We have been recognized and modeled nationally and internationally as the gold standard in tech-based economic development based on the commercial successes our clients have achieved. 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.

Our Mission

Our three-pronged mission is to:

  1. Develop early-stage technology-based companies
  2. Help established manufacturers to be more competitive through technology
  3. Invest in innovative community-wide initiatives that foster a supportive business environment for high-growth companies

BFTP/NEP works with companies on an enterprise-wide level to enhance their entire way of doing business, providing them with investments, proven technical and business expertise, college and university resources, networking opportunities, and a well-respected endorsement in the follow-on funding community.

Our Region

To work with BFTP/NEP, companies must be located in or relocate to our 21-county service area of Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming.

If your Pennsylvania company is located elsewhere in the state, visit to identify another Ben Franklin center that serves your area.

Our Headquarters

BFTP/NEP owns, operates, and is headquartered in Ben Franklin TechVentures®, an award-winning incubator/post-incubator facility on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem, PA. BFTP/NEP also owns and manages the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, a business incubator in Bloomsburg, PA.