Applications still sought for $75K shale gas innovation contest

January 07, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (SGICC) is still accepting applications for a program that will award a total of $75,000 for the three best shale gas-oriented innovations, new product ideas or service concepts that are either in the development stage or recently launched. In addition to the cash prizes, successful applicants will gain exposure to investors, potential partners and industry sponsors.

The deadline is Feb. 1.

This year, the Shale Gas Innovation Contest is co-sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, America's Natural Gas Alliance, Acorn Energy, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., CONSOL Energy, Chesapeake Energy, First National Bank, Little Pine Resources, the Marcellus Shale Coalition and Praxair.

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of industry experts. To download an application, visit and click on the $75,000 2013 Shale Gas Innovation Contest tab. For details regarding eligibility or other questions, contact SGICC Director Bill Hall at 814-933-8203 or

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Last Updated January 07, 2013