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.
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.
Penn State sophomore Matthew Roda’s startup company is developing a portable concussion screening device that is being vetted by a University expert.
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.
Five projects have been selected for funding through the Penn State College of Engineering’s ENGineering for Innovation & ENtrepreneurship grant program.
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.
Penn State Schuylkill will hold its first LionLaunch Business Plan Competition for aspiring entrepreneurs this spring.
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.
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.