Beaver Valley Innovation Hub/Bridges Advisory Group
The Beaver Valley Innovation Hub is a joint venture of area industry, government and higher education to develop a space where community members can collaborate on projects, products and ideas that contribute to cultural and economic development.
Market research toward the Hub’s conception is being funded with a grant from Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.
The Hub is currently in a fundraising phase, as Beaver County leaders seek to raise $1 million before June 30. Should they reach that goal, Invent Penn State will match the funds, giving the area $2 million to develop and operate the entrepreneurial and co-working space.
As the first phase of establishing the Hub, the Bridges Advisory Group will begin its work in January 2018. This group, consisting of faculty and students from the Bridges and Pathways College Partnership institutions, will solve problems and build projects for local businesses. Until a location for the Hub is identified, the Bridges Advisory Group will be located at the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.
If you wish to donate to the Beaver Valley Innovation Hub, or the Bridges Advisory Group component of the Hub, please contact Penn State Beaver Director of Development Diana Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3558.
Beaver County Regional Council of Governments Internship
Beaver County Regional Council of Governments has established an internship opportunity for students at the Bridges and Pathways institutions to intern with local governments. To learn how you can contribute, please visit the COG website. LINK COMING
Beaver County Regional Council of Governments Scholarship
Beaver County Regional Council of Governments has established a scholarship for second-year Beaver County students interested in government. The awardee must attend one of the Bridges and Pathways institutions. To learn how you can contribute, please visit the COG website. LINK COMING
Beaver County Pathways Scholarship
The Bridges and Pathways College Partnership has established a scholarship fund for Beaver County high school graduates who plan to attend one of the Bridges and Pathways institutions. The scholarship is administered by the Beaver County Foundation and was established with a generous donation from the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth. For more information on donating to the scholarship, please visit the Beaver County Foundation website.