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An Innovative Idea Could Make You a Big Winner!
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center announced today they are offering a total of $50,000 in cash prizes for the two best shale gas-oriented innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts.
The categories include:
• Most Promising Research in a New Technology
• Best New Product or Service
The Shale Gas Innovation Contest, which is co-sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (www.marcelluscoalition.org)
Mr. William Hall, the Director of the SGICC remarked, “We’re hoping this contest will energize our region’s entrepreneurs, small business owners, and researchers to offer up their best ideas to help maximize the economic return from this promising industry for all of Pennsylvania. The process is simple. A simple on-line summary is all it takes to get started.”
To be eligible, applicants cannot have received Ben Franklin funding in the past and must have a presence in, (or plan to re-locate to) one of the following 32 counties served by the Ben Franklin footprint. See http://www.cnp.benfranklin.org for a full listing of eligible counties.
To download an application, visit innovationcontest.benfranklin.org. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2012.
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About the SGICC:
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org)