Pennsylvania’s Innovation Network

We're part of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, a statewide network that brings together the best of Pennsylvania's talent, ideas and technologies to stimulate economic growth and prosperity. BFTP operates regionally with four centers strategically located throughout the Commonwealth.

IW and our BFTP counterparts across the state focus on the entrepreneur and innovation as the ultimate engines of growth and deliver crucial resources to help drive that growth, including:

  • Investing risk capital in emerging technology-based enterprises and established businesses;
  • Providing hands-on technical and business expertise to spur enterprise growth and accelerate commercialization activities;
  • Delivering customized solutions that draw on an extensive network of public and private resources, including universities, federal laboratories and research institutions.


Innovation Works values diversity in its programs and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to submit applications or business plans for consideration.

Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Nova Tower 2
Two Allegheny Center, Ste. 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
P: 412.681.1520