The NTI can also link companies and researchers to additional resources for funding and support.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP)
BFTP/SEP Provides capital and expertise in technology, finance and business to help entrepreneurs and established businesses overcome challenges and plan for growth. www.sep.benfranklin.org
Nanotechnology Commercialization Group (NCG)
The NCG provides numerous commercialization services to NTI-member institutions, including evaluating intellectual property for commercial potential, devising a commercialization strategy and negotiating licensing agreements.
Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA)
A collaborative tri-state effort among BFTP/SEP, the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology and the Delaware Technology Park, MANA develops strategic nanotechnology alliances among industry, academia and government; secures and attracts funding; disseminates information and knowledge; and positions the region with a unified message. www.midatlanticnano.org
Innovation Partnership (IPart)
A program of BFTP/SEP, IPart gives advice and guidance on the SBIR/STTR federal grant application process, provides funding to help cover application expenses related to successful applications and networks business with partnering agencies that can assist in raising additional capital. www.innovationpartnership.net
Intellectual Property Donation Program
This Pennsylvania state-funded program that gives commercial value to under-utilized patents that may otherwise never see the light of day. Info on www.newpa.com
Keystone Innovation Zones (KIZ)
KIZs are geographically designated areas in state of Pennsylvania. Business operating within a KIZ are eligible for tax credits. In addition, universities are eligible for funding to spur technology transfer and commercialization activities. KIZ info on www.newpa.com
Penn Nanotoxicology Alliance-Pilot Projects
The Penn Nanotoxicology Alliance consists of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), the Targeted Therapeutics and Nanomedicine Program of the ITMAT/CTSA, the Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), and the Nano-Bio Interface Center.
For more information contact:
Mary E. Webster. M.S.
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
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