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See How the CTTC Can Help Grow Your Small Business

A Business Incubator in Carbondale, PA

A Modern Facility

Since its beginnings in 1996, CTTC has grown beyond its initial goals as well as its original facilities. Expanding our services and equipment over the years has allowed us to stay accessible and effective in a modern world.


Learn more about the CTTC

Carbondale Technology Transfer Center
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The things we do best

 

Kitchen Incubator

Shared-use, licensed commercial kitchen outfitted with state of the art equipment

 

Light Industry Center

Adaptable industrial space, with access to overhead and loading bay doors

 

SMT Prototyping Lab

Shared-use, electronic makerspace with equipment for Surface Mounted Technology

 

Office Assistance

Business and marketing planning assistance, access to office and conference space​

KItchen Incubator

Established in 2008, The Kitchen Incubator offers a small business the ability to get their product off the ground without taking on the expense of having to construct a full commercial kitchen.

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The Kitchen Incubator Offers:

•A fully operational kitchen incubator•Food processing and preparation companies•Meets state and federal regulations•Divided into kitchen and bakery areas•Over a Dozen approved tenants and several entrepreneurs in the application process

Equipment Available:

  • 6-burner Gas Range with Oven   Convection Ovens (double   deck)
  • 4 Stainless Steel Tables 3,5,6 & 8ft   3-3ftx6ft, 1 – 3ftx5.5ft Stainless   Steel Cabinets w/Doors
  • Food Processor (2.5 quart)
  • 2 Freezers
  • 2 Refrigerators
  • Heavy Duty Microwave
  • Mixer (20 qt. Tabletop)
  • Mixer (40 qt.) with Owl Dolly
  • Mixer Accessories
  • Scales – variety
  • Utility Carts
  • Holding & Storage Racks
  • 3- Compartment Sink
  • High-temp Dishwasher
  • Hand Wash Sink
  • Mop Sink
  • Exhaust Hood System & Fire Suppression System

How Do I Get Involved:

E-mail us today at paul@cttc.org or call  (570) 282-1255 and schedule a visit to Lackawanna County’s only kitchen incubator.

Light Industry Center

Established in 1996, The Light Industry Center

How Can the CTTC Benefit Me ?

The CTTC began in the mid-1990s as a 10,000 square-foot space for technology and small light manufacturing operations.

Now comprising more than 30,000 square feet, the center houses office space, a commercial kitchen and 500 square feet of Electronics Makerspace.

The Makerspace hosts workbenches, shelving and three machines that allow for the manufacturing of prototypes or small lots of electronic circuit boards.

Equipment Available:

The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center’s Electronics Makerspace has the equipment and facilities that engineers and electronics entrepreneurs require to develop surface mount technologies such as electronic circuit boards. The pick-and-place system is suitable for prototyping, making limited numbers of customized boards and small-scale runs of electronic circuit boards, into the hundreds of parts. The CTTC incubator has the following DDM Novastar equipment:

  • LS60V Pick and Place Machine with Vision and feeders
  • SPR-45VA Stencil Printer
  • GF-B-HT Reflow Oven

There is also workspace, complete with microscope and soldering station, for reworking. The Makerspace contains workbenches and shelving in addition to the machines discussed above that allow for the manufacturing of prototypes or small lots of electronic circuit boards. We would like to explore the possibility of working with interested entrepreneurs, businesses and other organizations who could benefit from the use of our facility.

Steps Involved:

E-mail us today at paul@cttc.org or call  (570) 282-1255 and schedule a visit to Lackawanna County’s only kitchen incubator.

SMT Prototyping lab

Established in 2015, The SMT Prototyping Lab is the new addition to the CTTC facility, and is the only lab of this type in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

What is the Electronics Makerspace?

The CTTC houses a 500-square-foot incubator space for technology tenants, featuring a unique “lease-a-facility” model where tenants pay for time on equipment. The goal of the Center is for the facility to eventually include fixed tenants that will offer jobs to NEPA workers.

“We believe the Electronics Makerspace meets an industry need by allowing small runs of custom made parts, even a single part at a time. By using our equipment innovative businesses will be able to protect intellectual property and maintain quality control, issues when these needs are met by out sourcing, particularly overseas,” said Paul Browne, CTTC executive director. “This effort is a step forward for rebuilding the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry.”

Equipment Available:

The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center’s Electronics Makerspace has the equipment and facilities that engineers and electronics entrepreneurs require to develop surface mount technologies such as electronic circuit boards. The pick-and-place system is suitable for prototyping, making limited numbers of customized boards and small-scale runs of electronic circuit boards, into the hundreds of parts. The CTTC incubator has the following DDM Novastar equipment:

  • LS60V Pick and Place Machine with Vision and feeders
  • SPR-45VA Stencil Printer
  • GF-B-HT Reflow Oven

There is also workspace, complete with microscope and soldering station, for reworking. The Makerspace contains workbenches and shelving in addition to the machines discussed above that allow for the manufacturing of prototypes or small lots of electronic circuit boards. We would like to explore the possibility of working with interested entrepreneurs, businesses and other organizations who could benefit from the use of our facility.

How to Get Involved:

E-mail us today at paul@cttc.org or call  (570) 282-1255 and schedule a visit to Lackawanna County’s only kitchen incubator.

Office Assistance

 

The Carbondale Technology Transfer Center operates a fully functional small business incubator, divided into Office (Technology Users), Light Industry, SMT Prototyping (electronic circuit board assembly) and Kitchen Incubator sections. We provide business assistance services traditionally associated with an incubator (i.e. Business Plans, Market Studies, Loan Proposals), our existing agreement with the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) allows for provision of most of these services, augmented by CTTC onsite staff.

 

In order to maintain the availability of financing for tenant and client companies, the CTTC provides guided access to development of financing packages with banks and other economic development entities, including Ben Franklin Technology, NEPA Loan Funds and MetroAction. The Center sponsors and or runs classes and seminars oriented to the needs of people starting and running small businesses. We also provide technical assistance to companies working with various technology applications, maintain linkages to federal laboratories, and to the local offices of the Ben Franklin Program, PENNTAP, and the Industrial Resource Center. The University of Scranton SBDC’s holds general business related classes and specialty classes at the CTTC.

Perfect For:

The CTTC serves technology oriented, light industry, light assembly, food production and companies wishing to prototype or make customized electronic circuit boards or runs up to hundreds of units. We serve start up and early stage companies or existing companies developing new products or processes.

Equipment Available:

The CTTC has conference rooms, computer with printer and scanner, color copier, and fax machine available to CTTC onsite and offsite clients. Internet service with w-fi option is available. A small office with a desk and phone (tenant pays for phone service) can be had for as little as $125 per month. We can also arrange for use of a phone with dedicated line. We have a fork lift, floor lift and an overhead door for shipping and receiving and UPS, FedEx and other shipping services regularly stop at the CTTC. For specialty equipment for food production and electronic circuit board development please see the Kitchen Incubator and SMT Prototyping sections of the website.

Steps Involved:

E-mail us today at paul@cttc.org or call  (570) 282-1255 and schedule a visit to Lackawanna County’s only kitchen incubator.

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