Fifth Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Fifth Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest

STATE COLLEGE, PAWe 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 contest.

Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center 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 In addition to the cash prizes, successful applicants will gain exposure to investors, potential partners, and industry sponsors.

Awards:- $80,000 in cash

Deadline:- 01-02-2016

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