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The Innovation Transfer Network (ITN), a partnership among 13 institutions of higher education in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties, provides business assistance, technology assessment, and this year a total of $127,000 in seed funding for technology transfer activities. Specifically, the seed grants provide up to $10,000 to educational institutions to encourage further development of projects that are close to commercialization. The process is competitive and preference is given to those projects that involve a private sector partner. This year the program received the most applications of any year, and 12 of the 14 projects chosen for funding had private sector relationships.

Funded projects include a reversible vas deferens occlusion device, a human skin color sensor, and an automobile battery saving bypass circuit to name a few. To view all 14 funded projects check out www.InnovationTransferNetwork.org.

The Innovation Transfer Network is a regional collaborative linking higher education institutions, economic development organizations and private sector business in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

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