Product Development

Have an idea for a product? Would you like to make your product better? Our network can help you with the design and implementation of that product idea. We can also help you streamline your manufacturing process and become ISO certified.

 

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 30 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. Their goal is to accelerate technology development and commercialization in the state of Pennsylvania, and to create high-paying, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians.

Northcentral Office



(Centre, Clinton, Juniata & Mifflin counties)



115 Technology Center



University Park, PA 16802



814-863-0532



http://cnp.benfranklin.org/

Northeastern Office



(Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union counties)



116 Research Drive



Plaza Level



Bethlehem, PA 18015



610-849-9091



http://nep.benfranklin.org/

  The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Bucknell University SBDC serves Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.



112 Dana Engineering Building
Lewisburg PA 17837
 

IMC is a private-public partnership that contributes to the economic growth in Central Pennsylvania through an engaged staff that provide the manufacturers of our region with objective advice, strategic perspective, high value services and solutions through access to regional, state and national resources. The IMC serves Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

One College Avenue



DIF 32



Williamsport, PA 17701



570-329-3200



http://www.imcpa.com/

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Lock Haven SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Clinton and Lycoming counties.

301 West Church Street



East Campus,



Lock Haven, PA 17745



570-484-2589



http://www.lhup.edu/sbdc/index.htm

Northeastern Pensylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) provides world-class consulting services exclusively to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania. NEPIRC works with its clients on consultative engagements designed to address their unique challenges and maximize their profitability. NEPIRC’s staff of professional business advisors and highly-qualified consultants design customized solutions for NEPIRC clients that enable them to adopt industry best practices, implement next generation manufacturing strategies, achieve profitable growth, successfully enter new markets and innovate new products and, ultimately, achieve profitability levels that exceed industry benchmarks. NEPIRC serves Columbia County.

75 Young Street



Hanover Industrial Estates



Hanover Township, PA 18706



570-819-8966



http://www.nepirc.com/

 

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) helps Pennsylvania companies improve their competitiveness by providing technical assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions or needs. The program focuses on helping smaller firms that normally do not have the in-house expertise or resources to resolve specific technology questions or needs. PennTAP technical specialists assist small companies by



providing technical advice, technical information, and connections to other expertise, resources, or programs.

The Pennsylvania State University



200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 119 and 156



University Park, PA 16802



814-865-0427



http://penntap.psu.edu/about/overview/



           

The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide one-on-one consulting, educational programs, and information to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in the Central PREP Region. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals that emphasize education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. The SBDC program is a cooperative effort between the private sector, the educational community and federal, state, and local governments. The Penn State SBDC service area in the Central PREP Region includes: Centre and Mifflin Counties.

200 Innovation Blvd



119 Technology Center



University Park PA 16802



814-863-4293



http://sbdc.psu.edu/