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.
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.
Three women entrepreneurs will be interviewed at an event that is open to the public.
The recent Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference Tech Tournament saw Penn State’s top entrepreneurs competing for $160,000 in prizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.