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Information and Technology Summit set for Nov. 12 at Penn State York

10/27/2010 —

Penn State York is the site for Information and Technology Summit (ITS* 2010) set for Friday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Technavate*.  The summit will bring together industry, regional, and University leaders for the purpose of accelerating innovation and promoting regional economic growth by exploring collaborative opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer.  Topics for the day include creating and protecting intellectual property, developing an innovation culture in business, innovation funding, and state initiatives.

In addition to a variety of workshops, Penn State York will also offer continuing education opportunities for professional engineers during the summit that will meet the professional development hours (PDHs) required for biennial licensure renewal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Registration fee for the summit is $49 for those who register by Oct. 31 or $59 after Nov. 1.  Professional engineers planning to attend the sessions to earn PDHs should add $25.  A certificate of attendance will be provided the day of the summit.

To register or for more information on ITS* 2010, visit www.technavate.com or contact Jeff Warner at (717) 771-4105 or jww10@psu.edu.

Technavate* is a collaborative partnership with community driven goals engaging a broad range of educational, community, and industry partners for the purpose of supporting knowledge and technology transfer activities.  With the collaboration of these established partners, new growth in industry and entrepreneurial activity is strengthened. When a company utilizes Technavate, it will have access to the wealth of knowledge and resources of all partners through one point of contact.  In this ever changing economy, companies have struggled to stay afloat leaving little time to diversify or for innovation of their product line.

Technavate* partners include, but are not limited to:  Penn State, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD); Penn State York; Manufacturers’ Association of South Central Pennsylvania (MASCPA); Pennergy; the Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Technology Solutions (PennCATS); the York Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ); MANTEC; Ben Franklin Technology Partners; and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).

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