Pennsylvania funds nano manufacturing partnership

Sep. 23, 2005 — Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced more than $6.5 million in investments by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, a state-funded network dedicated to fostering technology innovation, strengthening the state’s economy and creating and retaining high-salary jobs that require advanced skill levels. The funding included $1.4 million to support the continued operation of the Nanotechnology Manufacturing Technology Partnership, an effort managed by staff at The Pennsylvania State University.

The partnership was established in 1998 to address the needs of Pennsylvania industry for skilled nanofabrication workers and offers professional development programs for educators and industry personnel as well as outreach programs for secondary students.


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