PITA (Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance)
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) is a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) sponsored program designed to provide economic benefit to Pennsylvania through knowledge transfer, the discovery of new technologies, and the retention of highly educated students. It is a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) at Lehigh University, and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) at Carnegie Mellon University. In this role, ICES manages the PITA program for Carnegie Mellon.
PITA’s research and education projects involve Pennsylvania companies, faculty, and students. PITA’s programs have led to the creation and implementation of numerous cutting-edge technologies in Pennsylvania companies and have also enabled several start-up companies to form within the Commonwealth.
The mission of the PITA Program is to assist the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its companies in increasing operating efficiency and enhancing economic development by:
- conducting technology development projects with PA companies;
- developing technology leading to new PA companies;
- conducting educational outreach programs for the benefit of PA companies and students;
- seeding research and technology development projects that attract funding from other sources;
- creating an environment linking PA companies, agencies and students to increase the creation and retention of high paying jobs in the Commonwealth; and
- enabling PA universities to remain at the forefront of engineering research and education.
Please contact Rhonda Moyer to learn more about the availability of PITA funding.