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The Pennsylvania SBDC helps small firms bring new products to market by addressing sophisticated business management issues including alternative financing, intellectual property, product development and commercialization.

We can help you with:

  • Business development
  • Building your management and technical teams
  • Professional connections
  • Product development planning
  • Assessing market potential
  • Commercializing products
  • Overcoming design and manufacturing challenges
  • Preliminary intellectual property guidance
  • Finding funds to further your technical concepts
  • Obtaining SBIR/STTR and other R&D grants

This specialized consulting service is available to all businesses in Pennsylvania looking to determine the viability of technologies, obtain financing, or introduce new technologies to market.

Contact your local SBDC today to discuss your company's technology needs.

Upcoming Technology Events

Recognizing Innovation, From Idea, to Invention, to Marketplace: Clarion

This forum will discuss a variety of issues surrounding product development. Presentations will cover everything from business and market research, applied research support, product development and feasibility analysis, intellectual property development, and the trials, tribulations, and joys of working within a start-up environment. Registration is free and tours will be given…

May 8, 2015 -- Patents and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Click here for flyer United States Patent and Trademark Office speakers will provide an introduction to patents, the patent application process, and an overview of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Topics will include various resources, information sources, and programs for inventors and small businesses seeking to protect their intellectual…

Research to Start-Up

If you or anyone in your department has considered starting a company involving the commercialization of Penn State research, this is an excellent opportunity to come and discuss your ideas and get a brief introduction to the process.