Building on unique regional assets, Ben Franklin partners to create new platforms and technology development consortia for enterprise formation, strategic partnerships and economic growth.
In 2009, Philadelphia University, Drexel University and Ben Franklin created the Pennsylvania Advanced Textile Research and Innovation Center (PATRIC). PATRIC provides leading-edge expertise to test, develop and create advanced textiles that support industrial development and growth in a range of biological and technological applications. The Center secured $1.2MM from Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.
In 2009, Temple University launched the Pennsylvania Environmental Technologies for the Pharmaceutical Industry (PETPI) program, designed tocreate a worldwide hub for research and development focused on the green manufacture of medicines. Ben Franklin is a founding partner in the program, which
secured $1.6MM from Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Department Authority. PETPI is part of the Water & Environmental Technology (WET) Center, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC ). Ben Franklin is the marketing arm for PETPI and WET, and is identifying company partners.
Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership
The Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership (PAGGP) links industry, university, economic development groups and non-profits to solidify and grow the Commonwealth’s position as a national leader in the rapidly emerging green building marketplace. Ben Franklin joined Philadelphia University to launch the Partnership in 2000, before green technology was high on the region’s agenda. The Partnership now includes Temple University, Villanova University, and the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance. The PAGGP has successfully assisted more than 150 companies.
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- Khalilah Parham Mangum