2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Put Down Your Shovels and Enter the 5th Annual 2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest – Applications due by Midnight, Feb 1st!

 STATE COLLEGE, PAThe snowstorm is over! Now it’s time for innovators in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to complete their applications to enter the 5th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest! If you are developing or recently commercialized a new product or service that has applicability to any aspect of the O&G industry, and you’re located in one of these two states you should be entering the contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org) offers a total of $80,000 in cash prizes.

Any new technology that could be employed along the entire O&G industry value chain is of interest, including ancillary technologies like novel coatings or chemicals, sensors, IT management concepts, and EH&S focused concepts. A simple online application can be found at http://www.sgicc.org/2016-shale-gas-innovation-contest.html.

Appalacian Drilling Services

Appalachian Drilling Services accepts Winner’s Check at 2015 Finals Event. Pictured are Bill Hall, SGICC Director, Seth Martin, President & CEO, and Trent Muthler, VP Sales of ADS, and Jennifer Leinbach, PA DCED Office of Tech & Innovation

Applicants chosen as Finalists will gain exposure to investors, potential partners, and industry sponsors at the May 18th, 2016 Finals Event which will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this FREE EVENT which will also include a poster session highlighting promising technologies under development at regional universities and research centers.

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of industry experts. The contest is open to small businesses, researchers, or entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania or West Virginia.  To review the eligibility requirements and download an application, visit www.sgicc.org and click on the 2016 Shale Gas Innovation Contest tab.  Deadline to enter is 11:59PM on February 1st, 2016. For questions regarding eligibility or for any other questions, contact Bill Hall at either 814-933-8203 or billhall@psu.edu.