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There’s Still Time to Register for the 2015 Shale Gas Innovation Contest & Workshop!

By Business Wire News   


On May 12, 2015, the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center ( will hold a FREE EVENT at the Southpointe, PA Hilton Garden Inn to showcase innovations in the shale energy space. Those who attend will also have the opportunity to congratulate the four $25,000 winners of this year’s Shale Gas Innovation Contest. In addition to showcasing the work of the 14 finalists competing in the Innovation Contest, a session has been added to highlight results from companies awarded grants from the SGICC to advance their new shale energy focused products or services.

The Finals 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 will also hear from Bill Hall, SGICC Director, followed by 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 day will wrap up with a networking reception with representatives from the participating companies available to highlight their shale gas innovation concepts. Attendees will also have an opportunity to engage with the contest judges who represent 16 major O&G companies and industry service providers.

Click on 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


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