INNOVATION IS ALL AROUND US. 

Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2021 Impact Report

Petri Dishes
Colleagues

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and its network of clients continue to bring cutting-edge ideas that directly impact Pennsylvania’s economy to market. Ben Franklin attracts and retains in-demand talent by driving investments in early-stage firms, supporting innovation in established manufacturers, and fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem that cultivates the types of career opportunities that top workers seek. Launched nearly 40 years ago, Ben Franklin serves all 67 counties through four regionally based centers in Pittsburgh, State College, Bethlehem, and Philadelphia, with several satellite offices spread across the state.

INNOVATION IS...

 
 
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2021 ECONOMIC IMPACT

2,438

12,923

380

Jobs created by client companies

Jobs retained by client companies

New products & processes launched

87

158

1,647

New companies

formed

Patents & software copyrights awarded to client companies

Companies assisted by BFTP

$2,014,877,472

$917,145,605

Sales revenue generated by client companies

Post-BFTP financing secured by client companies

* Statistics are the combined results for the 4-center Ben Franklin network in 2020

 

REGIONAL SUCCESS STORIES

LOCATIONS

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CENTRAL & 
NORTHERN PA

Stephen Brawley

President & CEO

200 Innovation Blvd, Suite 150

State College, PA 16803

(814) 863-4558

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NORTHEASTERN PA

Angelo J. Valletta

President & CEO

Ben Franklin TechVentures

116 Research Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 758-5200

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SOUTHEASTERN PA

Scott Nissenbaum

President & CEO

Building 100 Innovation Ctr.

4801 S. Broad St, Suite 200

The Navy Yard

Philadelphia, PA 19112

(215) 972-6700

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SOUTHWESTERN PA

Innovation Works

Rich Lunak

President & CEO

Two Allegheny Center, Suite 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 681-1520