Category: State College
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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Dec 17

Winning big for dreaming big

A PA nonprofit honors projects that help create walkable, sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities across the state. In the spotlight: Philadelphia's Cherry Street Pier.

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Nov 11

Pennsylvania's startup winners

As many as 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail; the failure rate of all U.S. companies after five years is over 50 percent. We take a closer look at three Commonwealth companies that have overcome the odds, making the transition from great idea to thriving company.

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Aug 12

Give it up for PA's park and recreation professionals

On July 19, 2019 Pennsylvania celebrated its first ever Park and Recreation Professionals Day. The honorees are charged with maintaining and promoting over 6,000 community parks and 12,000 miles of trails — life in PA wouldn't be the same without them.

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Nov 8

A sunny forecast for AccuWeather, an iconic PA company

Founder Joel Myers has been obsessed with the weather since he was a young boy growing up in Philadelphia. He followed his passion and built an international brand that provides information to tens of thousands of corporate clients along with those who simply need to know if they should pack an umbrella.

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Aug 13

A PA startup scores points for charity

Founded by a former Penn State football player, Pledge It is a sport-based crowdfunding platform that ties athletic performance to fundraising for charity. The company is growing fast and has already raised over $10 million for causes around the world.

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Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.

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