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October 17 2017

Lehigh Valley sponsors ‘LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit’

Actress, author, entrepreneur, Tanya Wright, will be the featured speaker at the first event.

October 13 2017

Mont Alto LaunchBox to provide free services for entrepreneurs

Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor Francis K. Achampong will host an open house and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 to introduce the Mont Alto LaunchBox, a program to promote entrepreneurship in Franklin County. The event will be held in conjunction with Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 12-16) and will highlight what Penn State is doing to promote entrepreneurship.

October 10 2017

Grant to supports Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge

Penn State Lehigh Valley has received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation for its Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge.

September 27 2017

President Barron visits entrepreneurship class, offers brainstorming insights

Students enrolled in MGMT 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset are on a mission to continuously refine an idea until it can be transformed into a successful startup. The class, which serves as a cornerstone of the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, had a special guest for one of its recent brainstorming sessions: Penn State President Eric Barron.

September 26 2017

Penn State Behrend to host free 3D printing seminar

3D printing technology can potentially revolutionize companies’ operations, but how can that technology be applied to your company? That’s what JuggerBot 3D plans to discuss when the company visits Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Oct. 5, for a special presentation.

September 20 2017

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.

September 14 2017

Trustees committee discusses promoting intellectual property

A number of Penn State leaders discussed promoting intellectual property during the University’s Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations meeting today (Sept. 14) at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

September 11 2017

First SCOR grant goes to faculty from Penn State Smeal, College of Engineering

The inaugural monetary award in the Smeal Commercialization of Research (SCOR) Grant Program demonstrates the power of research collaborations across Penn State. As awardees in the Penn State Fund for Innovation program, Hui Zhao, associate professor of supply chain management in the Smeal College of Business, and Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering, will share $30,000 provided by the FFI, Smeal, and the College of Engineering.

September 05 2017

Student builds custom shoe business layer by thermoplastic layer

Using state-of-the-art technology, former Penn State Altoona student Nick Unis is turning his dream of creating and selling custom-made footwear into a reality.