Membership

Members of The Digital Foundry at New Kensington share our common vision to improve lives, strengthen businesses and transform communities through access and application to digital technologies.

Organizations and individuals can become members to have access to exclusive benefits and opportunities including:

  • Participation in exclusive special events, technology showcases and presentations
  • Access to industry-leading experts and technology
  • Use of technology and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Members-only technical resource and use-case database
  • Participation in technology demonstration projects and student internships
  • Representation on industry project development and review panels
  • Opportunity to network with other members, technology partners, and thought leaders in advanced manufacturing

 

Service / Amenity
Nano
Micro
Mega
Giga
 

Eligible: Annual revenue up to $250M

   

Event space/Classroom Use*
(Subject to availability)

1 Reservation per year, 2-hour min. rental 

1 Reservation per year, 2-hour min. rental

2 Reservations per year, 2-hour min. rental

2 Reservations per year, 2-hour min. rental

Access to member community & B2B networking events

2 Admissions

4 Admissions

5 Admissions

8 Admissions

Conferences, Technology Showcase days & Industry Days (~4x/year)

2 Admissions

4 Admissions

5 Admissions

8 Admissions

Technology assessment/ consultation at your location and project proposal

6 Hours

12 Hours

20 Hours

40 Hours

Representation in bi-annual reviews with project selection votes for collaborative projects

1 Vote annually

2 Votes annually

3 Votes annually

4 Votes annually

Participation in collaborative technology assistance and demonstration projects with access to technologies, student interns and faculty/staff, technical output and result IP rights as outlined in agreement**

Included

Included

Included

Included

Opportunity to propose directed projects specific to member's needs and interests***

1 Propsal annually

1 Proposal annually

2 Proposals annually

2 Proposals annually

Discounted Training and Workforce development programming (In-depth, subject matter experts, Penn State and Industry certifications)

10% Discount, up to 2 people annually

10% Discount, up to 3 people annually

20% Discount, up to 3 people annually

20% Discount, up to 5 people annually

Access to members website & database of problems/solutions (Problem statements, project outcomes, solutions reports)

Included

Included

Included

Included

 Access to career fairs and recruiting events (with prime placement)

Event rate TBD

Event rate TBD

Event rate TBD

Event rate TBD

Access to student engagement events and intern programs

Included

Included

Included

Included

Branding/logo/business profile in DFNK documents, electronic boards, website and accessible in member directories

Included

Included

Included

Included

Exposure to PSU Research Institutes and broader faculty research

-

-

Included

Included

Discounts on Penn State New Kensington Corner Launchbox entrepreneurial and small business programs, business services and events, and co-working and meeting space

20% Discount

20% Discount

20% Discount

20% Discount

 

*Rates to be reviewed and approved annually according to Penn State Cost Analysis policy FN27

**Dependant on cost share required for project scope and subject to project agreement.

***Dependant on cost share required for project scope and subject to project agreement and DFNK acceptance based on scope and resourcing.

Ready to learn more about becoming a member?

Reach out to us for a personalized discussion about what membership option may be right for you or your organization.

Membership@digitalfoundrynk.com