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February 06 2017

Abington LaunchBox holding business competition for student, local entrepreneurs

Penn State Abington students and Abington Township community entrepreneurs will compete for up to $2,000 and valuable business services in the first Abington LaunchBox Business Plan Competition.

February 03 2017

Barron to discuss higher ed, economic development on WPSU’s ‘Digging Deeper’

Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania’s secretary for the Department of Community and Economic Development, will discuss the state’s economy and higher education’s role in it during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 on WPSU-TV.

February 02 2017

Measure of impact

Penn State sophomore Matthew Roda’s startup company is developing a portable concussion screening device that is being vetted by a University expert.

February 01 2017

Volvo funds research in energy efficient vehicles through ‘Innovation Gateway’

The Volvo Group will fund a new research project from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State as a result of its participation in Innovation Gateway, an open innovation tool launched by the University in the fall of 2016. Volvo is the first industry partner to complete a research challenge through Innovation Gateway, which aims to connect faculty ideas with organizations that can bring them to the marketplace.

January 27 2017

College of Engineering’s ENGINE grants support innovation and entrepreneurship

Five projects have been selected for funding through the Penn State College of Engineering’s ENGineering for Innovation & ENtrepreneurship grant program.

January 16 2017

Great Valley to launch graduate certificate in entrepreneurship this spring

Starting in spring 2017, Penn State Great Valley will offer a 12-credit New Ventures and Entrepreneurship certificate for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize and develop new business endeavors.

January 12 2017

Aspiring entrepreneurs encouraged to compete for seed money

Penn State Schuylkill will hold its first LionLaunch Business Plan Competition for aspiring entrepreneurs this spring.

January 12 2017

Applications for Happy Valley LaunchBox’s spring accelerator due Jan. 20

Happy Valley LaunchBox is accepting applications for its spring 2017 startup accelerator program. Interested startups may apply online to participate in the 10-week program. Applications for the spring program remain open until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.

January 11 2017

Lion LaunchPad to offer student entrepreneurs Special Living Option in fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, Penn State will launch a new Special Living Option (SLO) at University Park for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Called Lion LaunchPad Special Living Option, the program will offer a unique living experience for up to 20 incoming freshmen in its inaugural year.