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Oversight Committee

As official representatives of the three founding institutions of the NTI–Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University—the Oversight Committee (OC) brings the full weight of institutional commitment and endorsement to NTI operations.

The OC sets NTI policy and determines the strategic direction of the NTI. The OC meets regularly with the Operating Committee to review the function and progress of NTI programs. The OC also meets with the Corporate Advisory Group to receive direct feedback and guidance regarding NTI programs and operations.

In addition to internal responsibilities, the OC provides a direct and efficient means for the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority and the Department of Community and Economic Development to reach agreement with the NTI on budget and scope. The OC also serves as the advocate and liaison to other state government offices, including the legislature to procure support for the NTI and its mission.

Oversight Committee Members

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal
President and CEO
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Deborah Crawford, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Research
Drexel University

Steven Fluharty, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Research
University of Pennsylvania

Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania

“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as  a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”

–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania