By combining an internal infrastructure consisting of courses, programs, funding opportunities and mentoring with strong relationships with external organizations, The Baker Institute has built a highly successful innovation pipeline. The following external organizations are committed to helping Lehigh students realize their entrepreneurial goals.
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
With a membership of nearly 200 colleges and universities from all over the United States, the NCIIA engages more than 5,000 student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs each year, helping them to bring their concepts to commercialization.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania creates and retains highly paid, sustainable jobs by linking companies with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation.
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
LVEDC is a not-for-profit, one-stop, full-service business and economic development agency. The organization coordinates projects and funding with the state of Pennsylvania, its county and municipal governments,
Allentown Economic Development Corporation
AEDC provides Lehigh Valley business owners and entrepreneurs with business start up assistance, site location and small business loans in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mission – to proactively identify, encourage, develop,
Keystone Innovation Zone
The South Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) was established by Pennsylvania to create a “knowledge neighborhood” that spurs entrepreneurial opportunities. Coordinated by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Life Sciences Greenhouse
The Life Sciences Greenhouse can help translate important biomedical and health care discoveries into economic growth and job creation, focusing primarily on the research capabilities of Penn State, Hershey Medical Center, and Lehigh University.
Manufacturer’s Resource Center
The MRC, a non-profit affiliate of Lehigh University, is a nationally recognized leader in manufacturing assistance that helps raise the economic level of our communities throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The center helps small-
Small Business Development Center
The Lehigh University SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow a small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs to help test a new business proposition, shape a business