About Invent Penn State

Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs and tools can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the innovation community.


Venture & IP Conference

A two-day curated showcase of capital seeking startups and emerging Penn State technologies

PA Innovation Hubs

No-cost co-working space, accelerator programs and business and legal advice for entrepreneurs

Fund For Innovation

Stage gate funding for Penn State’s most commercially promising research and emerging technologies

NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping

Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $10,000 to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer

Supporting economic development at every level.


Resource Navigator

Entrepreneurship and innovation resources in PSU communities across PA

Intellectual Property Navigator

A showcase of Penn State’s intellectual property available for licensing

Startup Navigator

A showcase of startups with Penn State DNA

Events Calendar

Entrepreneurship and innovation events at PSU campus communities and innovation hubs

Innovation Gateway for Industry

A tool for industry to post research challenges and receive curated proposals from cross-disciplinary Penn State experts

Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.

News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

August 13 2018
Intern connects with startup company through Penn State Berks Langan LaunchBox

Through a series of connections made through the Penn State Berks Langan LaunchBox, Gabriela Gonzalez-Magana had an opportunity to complete a summer internship with PeopleJoy.

August 10 2018
Research commercialization leader joins College of Agricultural Sciences

Maria Spencer has joined the Entrepreneurship & Innovation team in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences as the first John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur in Residence. Her role in the newly created and endowed position is to support the college’s researchers and inventors through the technology-commercialization process and to foster productive relationships between the college and industry.

August 02 2018
Frankly-Deep hot sauce gets a ‘boost’ from Penn State Brandywine

Hot sauce producer Frankly-Deep recently gained support from Penn State Brandywine, as the local small business was named a Brandywine Boost grant recipient.

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