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2015 Shale Gas Innovation Contest Finalists Named in $100,000 Contest

March 31, 2015
By Business Wire News


On May 12, 2015, the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center ( will announce the four $25,000 winners of this year’s Shale Gas Innovation Contest. In addition to showcasing the 14 finalists, a session has been added this year that will help innovators learn how to successfully provide new products and services to the shale energy industry.

The Finalist Event & Innovation Workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA.

Attendees at this FREE EVENT will hear from Bill Hall, SGICC Director, and Katie Klaber, President of the Klaber Group, on how grant funding provided by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development was used to accelerate efforts to commercialize new technologies for the Oil & Gas industry. This overview will be followed by two panels comprised of small companies that have successfully launched products/services in the industry or are in the demonstration phase. A free buffet lunch will be included.

The afternoon will consist of the 14 finalist presentations and the announcement of the four Innovation Contest winners. A networking reception will follow immediately with the finalists and panel members available to highlight their shale gas innovation concepts.

Click on to register or to see a list of the finalists and this year’s sponsors.

About the SGICC

The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center ( supports and commercializes early-stage technologies that enhance responsible stewardship of the environment while properly utilizing this energy asset.

Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center
Bill Hall/ Director, 814-933-8203