Friday, 27 March 2015
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Jan 26 2009 | 12:00am ET
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a unit of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, is offering grants of up to $55,000 to help companies commercialize alternative and clean energy technologies.
Pennsylvania technology companies employing fewer than 500 people are eligible.
The awards have been made possible through a $250,000 grant from the United States Small Business Association.
Technology-based companies that employ fewer than 500 people in Pennsylvania are eligible.
The grants will support the costs of applied research activities including laboratory work, market research, commercialization analysis, and beta tests. The funds will also support the development of channel market strategies and the full-scale commercialization of new products or processes.
Priority will be given to projects focusing on Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Tier I energy sources. These include solar and wind energy, low-impact hydro power, geothermal energy, biologically derived methane, fuel cells, bio-mass energy and coal mine methane.
Letters of intent are due by March 13; full proposals by April 10. To view the RFP, visit the BFTP Web site.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…