Alvernia University and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) have collaborated to provide incubator support and potential funding to support innovative projects developed by local entrepreneurs and industry partners through the university’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. Alvernia’s O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship joined BFTP/NEP’s Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Thirteen members strong, this network is among the largest in the nation. More via Alvernia University. Coverage via Pennsylvania Business Report.