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, Regional Director
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 Siggins
150 Innovation Blvd., Suite 150
University Park, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 865-2879
Fax: (814) 865-0960
Email:  jes42@psu.edu
Website: www.cnp.benfranklin.org
BFTP 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
BFTP 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
BFTP 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

Carnegie Mellon University

Sonya D. Ford, Special Projects Manager
CMU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-7869
Email: sonyaf@andrew.cmu.edu
Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cie/

Drexel University

Dr. Robert McGrath
Senior Associate VP and Exec. Dir. of Technology Commercialization
The Left Bank
3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-0303
Email: rbm26@drexel.edu
Website: http://drexel.edu/commercialization/
Shintaro Kaido
Director, Startup Services
The Left Bank
3180 Chestnut Street, Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: shintaro.kaido@drexel.edu
Website: http://drexel.edu/corporaterelations/

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

Matt Holjes
Managing Director of Business Development
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 918-4264
Email: mhojles@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: https://mantec.org/
Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC)

Hanover Office Plaza
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: (610) 628-4640
Website: https://www.mrcpa.org/
Northeastern PA IRC (NEPIRC)

75 Young Street
Hanover Industrial Estates
Hanover Township, PA 18706-1471
Phone: (570) 819-8966
TollFree: (800) 654-8960
Website: http://www.nepirc.com/
 Northwest PA IRC (NWPIRC)

8425 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 217-6060
Fax: (814) 864-4077
Website: https://www.nwirc.org/
 Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC)

One College Avenue, DIF 32
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
Phone: (570) 329-3200
TollFree: (800) 326-9467
Website: http://imcpa.com/
Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA (LSGPA)

Steve Carpenter, Senior Venture Associate
225 Market Street, Suite 500
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Phone: (717) 635-2100
Email: scarpenter@lsgpa.com
Website: www.lsgpa.com
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
(PLSG)


James Osborn (OZ)
2425 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 201-7370
Website: https://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 17101Phone: (717) 720-1396
Email: jeleinbach@pa.gov
Website: https://dced.pa.gov/business-assistance/technology-innovation/

Pennsylvania Small Business
Development Centers (SBDC)

Bucknell University SBDC

Steven Stumbris, Director
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

Cindy Nellis, Director
The Barnes Center
330 North Point Dr.
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Phone: (814) 393-2060
Fax: (814) 393-2636
Email:   cnellis@clarion.edu
Website: http://web.clarion.edu/sbdc/
Duquesne University SBDC

Dr. Mary T. McKinney, Director
Rockwell Hall, Room 108
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: (412) 396-6233
Fax: (412) 396-5884
Email:   mckinney@duq.edu
Website: www.duq.edu/sbdc
Gannon University SBDC

Margaret Horne, Director
Center for Business Ingenuity
900 State Street, Suite 100
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 871-7232
Fax: (814) 871-7383
Website: http://www.sbdcgannon.org
Indiana University of PA SBDC

Tony Palamone, Director
108 Eberly College of Business
664 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: (724) 357-5729
Email:   iup-sbdc@iup.edu
Website: https://www.iup.edu/business/sbdc/
Kutztown University SBDC

Dr. Ernie Post, Director
Berks County Community Found. Bldg.
237 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (877) 472-7232
Fax: (610) 685-2240
Email:  post@kutztown.edu
Website:http://www.kutztownsbdc.org
Lehigh University SBDC

James Fischer, Director
416 E. 5th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-5205
Email: insbdc@lehigh.edu
Website: https://sbdc.lehigh.edu
Lock Haven University SBDC

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

Kimberlee MacMullan, Director
200 Innovation Blvd.
119 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802
Note: Located in Innovation Park
Phone: 814-863-4293
Email:  sbdc@psu.edu
Website: http://sbdc.psu.edu
Saint Francis University SBDC

Barry Surma, Director
117 Evergreen Drive
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
Phone: (814) 472-3200
Fax: (814) 814-3202
Email: bsurma@francis.edu
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
Email: james.kunkel@email.stvincent.edu
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
Email: mhunru@ship.edu
Website:  http://www.ship.edu/sbdc
Temple University SBDC

Cherrill Wilson, Interim 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

Ray Vargo, Director
23 S. Bouquet Street
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Phone: (412) 648-1542
Email: rvargo@katz.pitt.edu
Website: http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu/institute-centers/small-business-development-center/
University of Scranton SBDC

Lisa M. Hall Zielinski, Director
Brown Building, 1st Floor
600 Linden Street
Scranton, PA, 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7588
Fax: (570) 941-4053
Email: lisa.hall@scranton.edu
Website: http://www.scrantonsbdc.com
Wharton School SBDC
University of Pennsylvania


Celeste Corrado, Director
3819-33 Chestnut St., Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-4861
Email:  ccorrado@wharton.upenn.edu
Website: https://whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu/
Widener University SBDC

Lenin Agudo, Director
School of Business Quick Center
1304 Walnut Street, Suite 117
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 499-4109
Email: lpagudo@widener.edu
Web:  http://www.widenersbdc.org/
Wilkes University SBDC

Dorothy Lane, Director
Innovation Center, Suite 200
7 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701
Phone: (570) 408-4336
Email: dorothy.lane@wilkes.edu
Website: sbdc.wilkes.edu

Penn State University

Harl Tolbert
Assistant VP for Research & Director of the Office of Technology Management (OTM)
Penn State University
113 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-6277
Email: hrt26@psu.edu
Web:  https://www.research.psu.edu/otm
James Delattre, PhD
Assistant VP for Research
Director, Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
Penn State University
0101 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone:   814.865.1751
Email: jld141@psu.edu
Web: https://www.research.psu.edu/node/185

Penn State University
College of Medicine
Center for Medical Innovation

Erika Swift, Associate Director
Penn State College of Medicine
Center for Medical Innovation
Mail Code R110
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-0003 x286379
Email: eus59@psu.edu
Website: https://research.med.psu.edu/departments/medical-innovation/

Temple University

J. Todd Abrams, PhD
Director, New Ventures and Business Development
Technology Commercialization and Business Development
1803 N. Broad Street
Carnell Hall, RM 1003 Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-8823
Email: todd.abrams@temple.edu
Website: https://research.temple.edu/innovation

University City Science Center

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

University of Pittsburgh

Paul Petrovich, CPA
Asst. Director Business Development
University of Pittsburgh
Innovation Institute 
1st Floor Gardner Steel Conference Center
130 Thackeray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-3138
Email: ppetrovich@innovation.pitt.edu
Web:  http://www.innovation.pitt.edu/
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