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OUR MISSION

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TO ASSIST PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS WITH UNDERSTANDING, USING

AND DEVELOPING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO GROW THE ECONOMY BY PROVIDING RESOURCES
TO ENABLE COMPANY FORMATION AND GROWTH,DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY TALENT AND EXPERTISE,
AND FACILITATING COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO STIMULATE INNOVATION.

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SERVICE LOCATOR

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WHAT WE OFFER

Advanced IT Projects

“Most growth in the New Economy, especially growth in per capita incomes, stems from increases in knowledge and innovation… Technological innovation is a fundamental driver of growth…”
– The 2007 State New Economy Index

We understand the importance of new product innovation and recognize the difficulty that businesses face in funding such innovation. Our Advanced Information Technology program assists with the development of new technology products through funding of primary market research, prototype development, and beta assistance.

Advanced Information Technology business areas include, but are not limited to:

software development
software engineering
electronic design
information system development
remote monitoring
diagnostics engineering
logistics-related software, circuit and system design

Ready to get started? Contact Amy Bridger, Director of Advanced Technology Products and Projects. An example of what we offer can be found at www.toptiercakes.co.uk

IT Kickstart Program

Objectives

The IT Kickstart program encourages small and medium-sized businesses across Pennsylvania to implement information technology projects. The program will enable your business to:
Increase competitiveness
Increase profitability
Improve relationships with customers
Provide access to a broader range of IT suppliers

Eligibility

Businesses must employ less than 500 employees and have been established (i.e. have had sales) for at least one year
Maximum grant funding is 25 percent of PA-based external consulting cost up to $7500
Minimum grant amount is $500
Grant cannot be used to purchase hardware or software
Project cannot be started prior to grant being awarded
The selected vendor must be located in Pennsylvania
Organizations can be awarded no more than 2 IT KickStart grants through this program