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Register Now to Attend the 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

STATE COLLEGE, PAPlease don’t forget to register now by clicking HERE for the FREE 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest. The ten finalists for the contest have been chosen, and on May 9th in Southpointe, PA, three winners will each walk away with $20,000!

The list of ten finalists can be viewed HERE . The technologies competing for the prize money cover a broad spectrum of shale energy related needs, including gas utilization, on- site power generation, down-hole solutions, maintenance, software, and EH&S solutions.

This year’s Finals’ Event will run from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. The keynote speaker, Rich Hufnagel with Verizon, will focus on the opportunities presented to companies through the rapidly advancing Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and discuss how network connectivity of products can expand B2B opportunities. An additional speaker has been added who will cover hardware options to allow companies to most efficiently and cost effectively connect devices and systems to take advantage of IoT opportunities. Nick Swartzbeck, Business Development Manager from INS – Industrial & Enterprise IoT Solutions will cover this topic.

Immediately following the announcement of the contest winners there will be a free reception where attendees can meet the finalists at their booths and mingle with additional exhibitors. Additionally, a poster session will be included to highlight some of the most promising technologies under development at Carnegie Mellon and Penn State Universities related to the shale energy space.

The Sixth Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest’s GOLD Sponsor is Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Industry sponsors include: AquaTech, Chevron Technology Ventures, EQT Corporation, Fluid Recovery Systems, LPR Energy, LPR Land Services, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Praxair, Range ResourcesSteptoe & Johnson PLLC, and Williams. Non-Profit sponsors include: Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and the Penn State University’s Institute for Natural Gas Research.