A great idea is just that without direction and a clear vision. To truly make a marketable product or service, entrepreneurs must evaluate the market, talk to their potential customers, and lay out a clear path—something The Ben Franklin Technology Partners know well. 

Dustin Betz, Founder and President of GreenTowers USA, credits the Ben Franklin TechCelerator Program, for much of their start up success. GreenTowers USA created their own vertical growing system to allow for urban agricultural growth. Their vertical growing system allows individuals and businesses in urban areas with space constraints to grow micro greens—a baby green typically harvested between seven and fifteen days after you water it. 

The coolBLUE Community: Bringing Fun, Fitness, and the Arts to the ParkBuilt on a theory of collaboration and engagement, Innovation Park created the coolBLUE Community—one of the many unique features that set the park apart from conventional office parks.

by Eileen Wise

The Story Behind Novasentis, Leader in the Advancement of Haptics TechnologyMany people are not aware of advances in a technology that is already a big part of their lives, and is about to get even bigger. That technology is called “haptics” and is part of nearly all mobile devices, such as cell phones and wearable technology systems. When you get a call or a text, you are notified in two ways—by sound and by vibration. “Haptics” refers to the tactile sensation of vibration touching the skin.

The Center for Performing Arts Presents…This year, we are happy to announce that the CPA will be bringing the following groups to Innovation Park to perform.

The Knights, September
Sybarite5, January
Winscape, February

For more information on the groups performing, please visit the Classical Music Project website.

Dates and performance times will be announced closer to the events. Look for more details in upcoming coolBLUE communications.
Join us for this eight-week walking challenge to get from PSU to OSU in time for the game on October 17th! You’ll track your miles, ultimately walking the distance from here to Ohio State.

There will be teams of three to four walkers, and goals will be set each week for you to meet. Throughout the program, there will be special events with guest speakers, including a trainer, a footcare specialist, and a nutritionist.

The kickoff of the program will be in mid-August. Look for more details in upcoming coolBLUE communications.