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David Cohen

Manager, Program Analysis Development at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Professional Bio:

Management of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/SEP) Program Analysis and Development (PAD) Unit, which performs economic research, develops metrics and other ad hoc reporting, manages database and PAD Unit staff members, and provides support for execution of new program initiatives. The position also is responsible for monitoring and knowledge of new funding opportunities, and for economic development proposal generation. The position also plays a role in developing and maintaining regional partnerships between BFTP/SEP and other organizations throughout the region.

Developer of Simile web based mapping and interactive web applications.

Co Principal Investigator on National Science Foundation funded Spurring Innovation through Advanced Data Visualization Tools: Exploring How to Dynamically Identify and Connect Regional STEM Assets.

Extensive tracking and analysis of Recovery Act (ARRA) funds and opportunities; as well as other state and federal legislation.

Developed successfully funded multi faceted grant applications to various federal agencies.

Analysis of smart and green energy initiatives and opportunities.