The Innovation Partners

The Innovation Partnership (IPart) is a consortium of economic development and business assistance organizations located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our statewide network of partnering agencies provides us the depth and breadth necessary to address your need for additional financial, technical and business assistance. IPart is substantially supported monetarily by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

In order to obtain assistance from the IPart you must work through one of the participating Partner Organizations.  Contact the Innovation Partner nearest you (see below) to get started with IPart. If you have any questions or need any guidance, please contact the IPart administrative office.

Administrative Office

Kelly S. Wylam, Director
1010 N. 7th Street, Suite 304
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: (717) 948-4318
Fax: (717) 772-3594
Website: www.innovationpartnership.net

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Central & Northern Office: Erie

Brian Slawin
Regional Director
Knowledge Park, Suite 202
5340 Fryling Road
Erie, PA 16510
Phone: (814) 898-6539
Fax: (814) 898-6613
Email: brianslawin@cnp.benfranklin.org
Website: www.cnp.benfranklin.org

Central & Northern Office: Harrisburg

Dick Heddleson
1010 N. 7th St., Suite 307
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: (717) 948-6372
Fax: (717) 772-3594
Email: heddleson@psu.edu
Website: www.cnp.benfranklin.org

Central & Northern Office: PSU

John Johnston
200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 150
University Park, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 863-0532
Fax: (814) 865-0960
Email:  jpj8@psu.edu
Website: www.cnp.benfranklin.org

Northeastern PA Office

116 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3715
Phone: (610) 758-5200
Fax: (610) 861-5918
Email: info@nep.benfranklin.org
Website: www.nep.benfranklin.org

Southeastern PA Office

Building 100, Innovation Center
4800 S. 18th Street, Suite 200
The Navy Yard
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone: (215) 972-6700
Fax: (215) 972-5588
Website: www.sep.benfranklin.org

Southwestern PA Office (Innovation Works)

2000 Technology Drive, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-3109
Phone: (412) 681-1520
Fax: (412) 681-2625
Email: http://www.innovationworks.org/contactus.aspx
Website: www.innovationworks.org

Industrial Resource Center Network (IRC)

Statewide Coordinator

Chris Wilusz
One College Avenue, DIF 32
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 329-3200 x8083
Email: chrisw@imcpa.com
Website: www.pairc.net

 

Catalyst Connection

Bob Cunningham
Director of Special Projects
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 918-4278
Email: bcunningham@catalystconnection.org
Website: www.catalystconnection.org

Delaware Valley IRC (DVIRC)

2905 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: (215) 464-8550
Fax: 215) 464-8570
Website: www.dvirc.org

Manufacturing Technology IRC (MANTEC)

600 N. Hartley Street, Suite 100
York, PA 17404
Phone: (717) 843-5054
Fax: (717) 854-0087
Website: www.mantec.org

Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC)

125 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (800) 343-6732
Fax: (610) 758-4716
Website: www.mrcpa.org

Northeastern PA IRC (NEPIRC)

Hanover Industrial Estates
75 Young Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706-1471
Phone: (570) 819-8966
Fax: (570) 819-8931
Website: http://www.nepirc.com

Northwest PA IRC (NWPIRC)

1250 Tower Lane
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: (814) 456-6299
Fax: (814) 459-6058
Website: www.nwirc.org

Innovation Manufacturers’ Center (IMC)

One College Avenue, DIF 32
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 329-3200 x 8083
Fax: (814) 459-6058
Website: www.imcpa.com

Life Sciences Greenhouses

Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania

Steve Carpenter
Senior Venture Associate
225 Market Street, Suite 500
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Phone: (610) 758-3592
Email: scarpenter@lsgpa.com
Website: www.lsgpa.com

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

2425 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 201-7370
Email:
Website: www.plsg.com/

Pennsylvania Department of Community
and Economic Development (PA DCED)

Jennifer Leinbach
Executive Director, BFTDA
PA DCED, Office of Technology Investment
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: (717) 720-1396
Email: jeleinbach@pa.gov
Website: www.bucknell.edu/SBDC

Pennsylvania Small Business
Development Centers (SBDC)

Bucknell University SBDC

Steven Stumbris, Director
Small Business Development Center
Bucknell University
112 Dana Engineering Building
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone:  (570)  577-3791
Fax:  (570) 577-1768
Email:  Steven.Stumbris@Bucknell.edu
Website:  www.bucknell.edu/SBDC

Clarion University SBDC

Dr. Kevin Roth, Director
102 Dana Still Building
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Phone: (814) 393-2060
Fax: (814) 393-2636
Email:  kroth@clarion.edu
Website: http://web.clarion.edu/sbdc/

Duquesne University SBDC

Cynthia Laurash
Consulting Manager
Rockwell Hall, Room 108
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: (412) 396-5726
Fax: (412) 396-5884
Email:  laurash@duq.edu
Website: www.duq.edu/sbdc

Kutztown University SBDC

Mark Rentschler
Berks County Community Found. Bldg.
237 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (877) 472-7232
Fax: (610) 685-2240
Email:  rentschler@kutztown.edu
Website: http://www.kutztownsbdc.org

Gannon University SBDC

Jeffrey Corcoran
A.J. Palumbo Academic Center
120 W. 9th Street
Erie, PA 16541
Phone: (814) 871-7232
Fax: (814) 871-7383
Website: http://www.sbdcgannon.org/

Lehigh University SBDC

125 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-4089
Fax: (610) 758-5205
Email:
Website: www.lehigh.edu/~insbdc

 

Lock Haven University SBDC

Tim Keohane, Director
301 West Church Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 484-2589
Fax: (570) 484-2588
Website: www.lhup.edu/sbdc

Penn State University SBDC

Jennifer Riden
Business Consultant
The 329 Building, Suite 417
University Park, PA 16802
Note: Located in Innovation Park
Phone: 814-863-4293
Email:  jem342@psu.edu
Website: http://sbdc.psu.edu

Saint Francis University SBDC

Ed Huttenhower, Director
117 Evergreen Drive
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
Phone: (814) 472-3200
Fax: (814) 814-3202
Website: www.sfcpa.edu/sbdc

Saint Vincent College SBDC

James Kunkel, Director
Aurelius Hall, 1st Floor
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
Phone: (724) 537-4572
Fax: (724) 537-0919
Website: http://www.stvincent.edu/sbdc

Shippensburg University

Dr. Michael Unruh, Director
405 Grove Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257-2299
Phone:  (717) 477-1935
Fax:  (717) 477-4010
Website:  http://www.ship.edu/sbdc

Temple University SBDC

Cherrill Wilson, Assoc. Director
1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: (215) 204-7282
Fax: (215) 204-4554
Email:  Cherrill@temple.edu
Website: temple.edu/sbdc

University of Pittsburgh SBDC

23 S. Bouquet Street
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Phone: (412) 624-0119
Email:
Website: http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu/institute-centers/small-business-development-center/

University of Scranton SBDC

Lisa Hall, Director
AdLin Building, 1st Floor
600 Linden Street
Scranton, PA, 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7588
Fax: (570) 941-4053
Website: http://www.scrantonsbdc.com/

Wharton School SBDC
University of Pennsylvania

Nancy Crickman
Director, Environmental and Technology Services
3733 Spruce St., Fourth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-6473
Fax: (215) 898-1063
Email:  crickman@wharton.upenn.edu
Website: whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu

Wilkes University SBDC

Innovation Center, Suite 200
85 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701
Phone: (570) 408-4337
Fax: (570) 408-7889
Website: sbdc.wilkes.edu

Widener University

Bruce Downing
Technology & Government Marketing Specialist
1350 Edgmont Ave.
University Technology Park, Bldg.2, Suite 1300
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 619-8492
Fax: (610) 619-8416
Email: bddowning@widener.edu
Web:  www.widenersbdc.org

 

The Pennsylvania State University

Ron Huss
Assoc. VPR/Tech Transfer/Dir.Department:
Sr. VP Research & Dean Grad School Adm.
Administrative Area: Research
113 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-6277
Email: rjh22@psu.edu
Web:  http://www.research.psu.edu/about

 

The Pennsylvania State University
College of Medicine

Office of Technology Development
PSU College of Medicine
1214 Research Blvd.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Phone: (717) 531-0003 x286376
Website: http://www2.med.psu.edu/technologydevelopment/

University City Science Center

Tanvi Muni
Program Manager, QED
The Science Center
3711 Market Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 966-6142
Email: tmuni@sciencecenter.org
Website: www.sciencecenter.org
 
 
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