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Feature
Sixth Sense
O'Pake Institute's " Project 6 "
helps businesses take on projects
that require time, imagination
By Sarah Matarella
I
t is well known that higher education and industry operate at
different speeds. There is a point of intersection, however, and
that is " Project #6, " aka where Alvernia University's O'Pake
Insitute's sweet spot exists.
The concept was developed by Alvernia University Vice President,
Alvernia President John Loyack and Rodney Ridley,
Vice President, Interim Dean of the College of STEAM
& Chief Operating Officer O'Pake Institute
Interim Dean of STEAM and Chief Operating Officer of the
O'Pake Institute Rodney Ridley. With " Project #6, " O'Pake can
solve problems that are not time-sensitive but require out-of-thebox
thinking.
In less than two years, O'Pake has serviced over 100 businesses
ranging from epiphany stage to mid-level, to established firms
in the Greater Berks County area. O'Pake's services include but
are not limited to business planning, technology transfer, brand
development, digital, traditional, and social media marketing, and
website development.
On any business' to-do list, the first five projects are typically of
high priority and time sensitivity. The sixth project on this list is still
important and necessary to complete, however, there is usually a
lack of bandwidth needed to complete it.
Furthermore, many universities struggle to identify industry
projects to provide to their students, faculty, and staff. Most
companies are also not able to successfully partner with institutes of
higher education (IHEs) due to their unique method of operation.
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