Business and Technology Development


The overriding goal of the Business and Technology Development Program (BTDP) is to provide technical assistance to small businesses navigating the "technology space" of the commercial marketplace. This program is tied into the Product Development Center at Bucknell University and the Integrated Product Development Center at Lehigh University.

By assisting clients with navigating the "technology space" the program conducts patent searches, analyzes the market and commercial potential of innovative products and methods, and provides technical services such as prototyping and valuation. All of these services are offered to clients of the SBDC and are conducted in conjunction with other consultants and programs.

The Lehigh SBDC has moved!

Our new address is:

416 E. 5th St,
Bethlehem, PA 18015

We are on the main campus of Lehigh University, one block away from Rauch Business Center and Zoellner Arts Center.

Our phone number and hours remain the same!


Lehigh University SBDC Aids PA Company to Bring Jobs Home

When the owners of Kempton, PA-based Tree Armor contacted the Lehigh University SBDC for assistance in marketing their coiled protective tree wrap to government agencies, they opened the door to a broad range of services to assist their small business.

The SBDC's Government Marketing Director David Dunn learned of Tree Armor's quality and production issues with their overseas manufacturer, leading to staff assistance in value-engineering their product and bringing the manufacturing back to the U.S.

Read more about this growing company and the SBDC services' impact as reported in The Morning Call and on WFMZ-TV News!