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April 26 2018

Engineering team wins grand prize for water-saving, impactful tech

Student and faculty engineers in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering created a liquid-entrenched smooth surface coating, an innovative spray-able, anti-fouling coating that dramatically decreases the amount of water needed when flushing a toilet.

April 25 2018

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference showcases disruptive innovations

The 2018 Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference, held April 19-20 at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, attracted more than 600 participants, including 80 startup companies and more than 40 venture capitalists and industry advisers — all working together to drive innovation, foster collaboration and enable startup companies to take their businesses to the next level.

April 24 2018

‘LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit’ May event announced

Three women entrepreneurs will be interviewed at an event that is open to the public.

April 24 2018

Penn State’s top entrepreneurs compete in tech tournament for prizes

The recent Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference Tech Tournament saw Penn State’s top entrepreneurs competing for $160,000 in prizes.

April 24 2018

Invent Penn State names James Adair ‘Inventor of the Year’

James Adair, Penn State professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology, has received the Invent Penn State “Inventor of the Year” award.

April 23 2018

Student founders receive awards to work on startups over the summer

The Summer Founders Program awarded $10,000 each to five student teams who will work in State College full-time over the summer on their startup, non-profit or social good.

April 18 2018

Happy Valley LaunchBox hosts demo day for six startups

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank hosted a demo event April 11 at its facility in downtown State College for six startups that completed its inaugural 20-week FastTrack Accelerator program.

April 16 2018

‘Choosing an appropriate business form’ is topic of LaunchBox workshop

The Mont Alto LaunchBox, a business incubator funded by a seed grant from Penn State’s Invent Penn State initiative, will offer a free workshop titled “Choosing an Appropriate Business Form,” for aspiring entrepreneurs from 6 to 7 p.m. April 26 at 40 North Second Street in Chambersburg.

April 12 2018

Penn State Fayette, Fay-Penn partner to open startup accelerator

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, in partnership with the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Fayette LaunchBox, a startup accelerator facility, on April 11.