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Feb 14

Finding and funding the next 'Big Idea'

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.

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Apr 13

A grassroots movement in Berks County gets critical gear to workers

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.

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Feb 11

A fresh look for Centre County tourism

This beautiful region has a lot to offer, from bike trails and world-class fishing to charming towns and thriving breweries. The freshly rebranded Happy Valley Adventure Bureau hopes to lure visitors and boost small businesses.

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Jan 10

Can robots reboot construction sites?

Penn State researchers are preparing robots for the dynamic, open-air challenges of the construction site. The goal is to improve safety and solve a labor shortage, but first they need to make it easier for workers and robots to communicate.

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