Innoventure2005 to kick-off Thursday night in Hershey

April 14, 2005

Innoventure2005, an event designed to foster vital collaborations among the research and business communities, will include more than 200 scientific and commercial exhibitors featuring cutting-edge technology and research covering disciplines including medicine, biotechnology, diagnostics and therapeutics, delivery of care, and education. Featured exhibits include a full-body human simulator from Penn State College of Medicine's Simulation Development and Cognitive Science Laboratory and Genesis II, an award-winning solar boat built by Messiah College's solar-racing team.

Event hours are 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

The Friday event also includes featured speakers Rob Kirkpatrick, general manager of enterprise development for GE Healthcare, and Dennis Yablonsky, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Thursday evening's keynote speaker will be Richard Moody, vice president and senior economist with PNC Financial Services Group.

Innoventure2005 is the result of a partnership among regional institutions devoted to the growth and vitality of the region. Organizers include the Harrisburg Market Keystone Innovation Zone, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Capital Region Economic Development Corp., Central Penn Business Journal, Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania Bio, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, PNC Bank and the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania. To learn more about the event, visit

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Last Updated March 19, 2009