Four Major Universities to Showcase Technologies at Ben Franklin’s 2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!
We are pleased to announce that four regional universities: Carnegie
Mellon, Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia
University have all enthusiastically agreed to join the list of
sponsors supporting Ben Franklin’s Fifth Annual Shale Gas Innovation
Contest. This year’s event, which is FREE to attend, will be held
on May 18, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. New this
year, faculty and students will be invited to showcase their most
promising technologies under development in the shale energy space by
participating in a poster session during the reception that follows the
Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center www.sgicc.org
is now accepting applications to this year’s contest which offers
a total of $80,000 in cash prizes for the four best shale energy
oriented innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts.
Researchers, entrepreneurs, or small businesses in Pennsylvania or West
Virginia focused on developing a new product or service for the shale
energy space can apply. A simple online application can be found at http://www.sgicc.org/2016-shale-gas-innovation-contest.html.
In addition to the cash prizes, successful applicants will gain exposure
to investors, potential partners, and industry sponsors.
This 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation
Contest’s GOLD Sponsor is Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Industry sponsors include: AquaTech (www.aquatech.com),
Chevron Technology Ventures (http://www.chevron.com/ctv/ctvi/),
EQT Corporation (https://www.eqt.com/
), First National Bank (www.fnb-online.com
), GE Oil & Gas (http://www.ge-energy.com),
Inflection Energy (http://www.inflectionenergy.com/),
LPR Energy (http://www.lprenergy.com/),
LPR Land Services (http://www.lprls.com/),
the Marcellus Shale Coalition (http://marcelluscoalition.org),
PPG Industries (http://corporate.ppg.com/),
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC (http://www.steptoe-johnson.com/
), and Williams (www.williamsinthenortheast.com).
As mentioned above, university sponsors include: Carnegie Mellon
University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation (http://www.cmu.edu/energy/),
Penn State University’s Institute for Natural Gas Research (http://www.ems.psu.edu/INGaR),
the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cfe/),
and West Virginia University’s Energy Institute (http://energy.wvu.edu/).
Contest Finalists will be chosen by a panel of industry experts. To
download an application, visit www.sgicc.org
and click on the 2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest tab. Deadline
to enter is 11:59 PM on February 1, 2016.
For details regarding eligibility or other questions, contact Bill Hall
at either 814-933-8203 or email@example.com.
About the SGICC
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org)
is designed to harness innovation and new technologies as a means to
maximize the economic return to Pennsylvania’s citizens from the
Marcellus and Utica shale formations. The Center’s goal is to increase
sustainable employment and wealth creation in Pennsylvania that has the
potential to outlast the initial exploration, production and
transportation of natural gas from the formations. The Center will also
identify, support and commercialize technologies and early-stage
businesses that enhance responsible stewardship of the environment while
properly utilizing this transformative energy asset.
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