The second of three planned Big Idea Contests in this vast, beautiful region is accepting applications, and there's a whole network of people working hard to make sure local innovators earn a shot at the $50,000 prize.
Pennsylvania's video games industry is a vibrant and dynamic place, home to both boutique design firms and one of the country's best esports programs. In this episode, we talked to two people pushing this creative field forward, and working to open the door to the next generation.
Whether you're a gardener with an herbal remedy, a woodworker with a brilliant flooring solution, or a scientist with an accidental discovery, transforming an idea into a business is a major challenge. Fortunately, if you live in the PA Wilds, you don't have to do it alone — there is a wealth of funding and support, if you know where to look.
A group of concerned citizens got together to figure out how they could help protect essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and The Berks PPE Resource Network was born. Now universities, hobbyists, nonprofits, businesses, and arts organizations are working round the clock, using technology to 3D-print face shields. Find out how you can help.