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Venture & IP Conference

For Industry, Investors and Startups

October 6 & 7, 2016

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see disruptive innovations from Penn State's world-class faculty and student entrepreneurs and alumni startups.

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The aim of “Invent Penn State” is to drive job creation, economic development and student career success by connecting researchers with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace. This will benefit the communities we serve and the innovators working among us. Penn State is developing a culture that encourages, nurtures and rewards entrepreneurship—not just in STEM, but in the arts, health and human development, education, and more.

 

Undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student? Faculty member or alumnus? Community member or business owner? Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path— from earning your chops, to hatching an idea, to using your experience or investment to help others grow their ideas—we have many resources and opportunities to collaborate, innovate and start new businesses. The ingenious power of partnership is alive and well at Penn State.

 

Learn

Courses, majors and minors, blogs and seminars, downloads, organizations, upcoming conferences and events—we’ve simplified the learning curve to discovering the entrepreneurial what’s, when’s, why’s, and where’s on and off campus.

Hatch

Take action: Connect with people across campus and the Commonwealth eager to help you move your idea to reality, incubate it, and even assist in funding. Refine your pitch skills. Compete for awards. Partner with other like-minded entrepreneurs. — In short, stop dreaming and start doing.

Nurture & Grow

Perhaps you want to provide mentorship, collaboration, sponsorship or investment to help a startup grow. Perhaps you have a company and need expertise, research or resources from our ecosystem in order to grow. Penn State will help you put the right people in the right room at the right time.

Startup Profiles

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Brainstorming a class project, three students soon realized they were solving the wrong problem.

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Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Penn State fields “triple-college” team to bring water to thirsty students.

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Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Nurses join forces with computer scientists to improve the lives of seniors. 

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Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

TechCelerator training provides a biologist and an engineer with the business savvy to launch a startup. 

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Latest Invent Penn State News

July 21st, 2016

Penn State Behrend's $16.5 million, 60,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center advances the college’s “open lab” model of learning: It co-locates students and faculty experts in the School of Engineering with business and industry partners who want to collaborate on research and manufacturing projects.

July 20th, 2016

Mechanical engineering technology is Allan Fausnaught’s major. But music is his passion, and it has driven him to combine his affinity for working with his hands and his entrepreneurial spirit into a business –Woodland Percussions – creating handcrafted drums.

July 19th, 2016

Former Penn State Lehigh Valley student created an education foundation to benefit students from the campus.

July 18th, 2016

A week of executive-style business classes led by Smeal College of Business faculty recently exposed 22 life science doctoral and post-doctoral students at Penn State to the entrepreneurial possibilities of their research.

July 12th, 2016

Morgan Advanced Materials, a U.K.-based global leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, announced a partnership with Penn State today that includes establishing the company's first U.S.-based center of excellence research and development facility at Innovation Park at Penn State.

June 22nd, 2016

From AKEG to WEDIG, community development has been the cornerstone of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s eight-year tenure as the head of Penn State New Kensington. The efforts were recognized recently with a “Points of Light” award from the city of New Kensington.

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