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  1. FLX Solutions Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    FLX Solutions won the 19th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol, held at Ben Franklin TechVentures on November 15, 2022. FLX Solutions, a Bethlehem-based startup, created the FLX Bot, a modular, snake-like robotic arm that can be used for visual inspection and 3D mapping in spaces that are inaccessible or difficult to access. The event brought Continue Reading…

  2. Now Hiring: Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA has an opening for a Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. Overview To lead and direct entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing activities in the Upper Susquehanna Region of Pennsylvania (Counties of Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, and Tioga) on behalf of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA. Continue Reading…

  3. Lehigh Provost Dr. Nathan Urban Appointed to Ben Franklin Board

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Nathan Urban, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehigh University, to its board of directors. Ben Franklin Northeast has had a decades long and mutually beneficial partnership with Lehigh, and Urban will continue the good work of now-retired board Continue Reading…

  4. Expanded OraSure Technologies Facility to Manufacture Millions of COVID-19 Tests

    Ben Franklin alumnus client OraSure Technologies recently completed an expansion that will allow it to manufacture almost 2 million in-home COVID-19 self-tests per week, while also creating or retaining more than 400 jobs in the Lehigh Valley. OraSure, a home-grown Bethlehem-based developer and manufacturer of point-of-care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, celebrated the addition Continue Reading…

  5. Mussel Polymers Developing Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, has developed a new adhesive that chemically mimics the way mussels adhere to surfaces underwater. The firm announced a breakthrough in the use of its product, to treat sensitive teeth by alleviating “dentin sensitivity.” Read more via Lehigh Valley Business.

  6. Ben Franklin Northeast to receive $19+ Million over several years through PA’s Dept. of Community and Economic Development

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has awarded $246.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding, through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), to local economic development partners to make direct equity investments and loans to small businesses to spur success and job creation opportunities across the commonwealth. “The dollars awarded today will help businesses Continue Reading…

  7. Mussel Polymers New Product Launch of Coral Glue

    Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers presents new product launch of coral glue, SeaTak, at MACNA conference in Milwaukee. View interview.

  8. LifeAire Presents Air Purification Roundtable at TechVentures

    Sixty-nine to 80 percent of pathogens that cause illness and infections are airborne, according to Dr. Kathryn Worrilow, founder and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin client, LifeAire Systems. That statistic, presented at a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, should make anyone wary of getting shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd. Worrilow’s presentation to some area Continue Reading…

  1. New Ben Franklin Award at FACTORY’s StartUp Lehigh Valley

    More than $30,000 in prize money up for grabs in 4th annual StartUp Lehigh Valley pitch competition for entrepreneurs StartUp Lehigh Valley, a pitch competition for entrepreneurs developed and hosted by Factory LLC, is back for a fourth year! This year’s competition will be held live at Factory’s headquarters in south Bethlehem broadcast and streamed live on 69 Continue Reading…

  2. Gov. Wolf Announces New Tech Jobs with Expansion of iDEAL Semiconductor

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that Ben Franklin client, iDEAL Semiconductor Devices, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, plans to expand its technology research and development and create at least 63 new, high-paying jobs in the Lehigh Valley. “This is exactly the type of project my administration is proud to invest in – it’s a big win Continue Reading…

  3. Ben Franklin to Invest $134,750 in the Regional Economy  

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP_NEPA) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $134,750 in support of regional economic development. Three companies from BFTP_NEPA’s 21-county service area received funding. The investment identified as a continuation project indicates that the client achieved pre-determined milestones and is receiving more funding to accomplish additional Continue Reading…

  4. Coexist Build on Dezeen Award Longlist in Sustainable Building

    Ben Franklin client Coexist Build, LLC, Blandon is on the longlist for a prestigious Dezeen Award in Sustainable Building for its product, The Traveler. The Traveler is a do-it-yourself kit for a backyard office or cabin retreat designed and curated for optimal performance, comfort, and health. Dezeen Awards is the world’s most popular architecture, interiors, Continue Reading…

  5. The 7 Rs of Leadership and Life

    By Angelo J. Valletta, President and CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania An organization is more than a producer of goods or services; it is part of the fabric of the communities in which it serves. Over my nearly four decades in leadership roles in the financial, nonprofit, and public sectors, I have Continue Reading…

  6. Wolf Administration: $16.4 Million in Challenge Grant Funding Approved for Ben Franklin Technology Partner Projects

    Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $16.4 million in Challenge Grant funding has been approved for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the first increase in funding for the BFTDA in 13 years. “Pennsylvania’s history is filled with innovative individuals Continue Reading…

  7. Jacqueline A. Hollenbach Appointed to Ben Franklin Board 

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP_NEPA) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline A. Hollenbach, Vice President, Research and Development – Vascular, Teleflex, Inc., to its board of directors. Teleflex, headquartered in Wayne, PA, is a global provider of medical technologies that applies innovation around unmet clinical needs to improve people’s health and Continue Reading…

  8. USSF Oral COVID Vaccine Phase 1 Testing Complete

    With Phase 1 testing now complete and showing positive results, Ben Franklin client US Specialty Formulations, Allentown, is moving forward with its oral COVID-19 vaccine. The company is partnering with Ben Franklin client and TechVentures resident VaxForm, Bethlehem, to bring a vaccine to market that company leaders believe will be easier to tolerate and more effective Continue Reading…