Latest News from Invent Penn State

July 03 2017

Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge teaches students to think like a boss

The Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge was held from June 19 to June 30 and gave students the opportunity to experience life as an entrepreneur. The event culminated in a pitch competition on June 29 at the Lehigh Valley campus where students presented their ideas for new businesses.

June 27 2017

Invent Penn State reviews 20-year tech transfer legacy as Ron Huss retires

Invent Penn State may seem like an overnight success, but underpinning that idea is a 20-year legacy of deliberate tech transfer policy and program development, most of which happened under the steady leadership of Ron Huss, associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Technology Management (OTM). Huss is retiring June 30th after 20 years of service to Penn State.

June 26 2017

Xact Metal’s 3D-printing technology launches

3D-printing startup Xact Metal’s unique technology and promising new product began with a big idea in a dorm room at Penn State Berks.

June 20 2017

Prepare to Launch

Creative thinking is a cornerstone of the Happy Valley LaunchBox, a business startup training program that is part of the statewide Invent Penn State initiative. Here, meet five Launch Teams and the businesses they started.

June 08 2017

Invent Penn State initiative awards four $50,000 seed grants to campuses

The Invent Penn State initiative announced the awarding of four $50,000 seed grants to develop additional innovation hubs to jump-start entrepreneurial activities in campus communities across the Commonwealth. Awarded by a competitive selection process, the four grants will go to the Brandywine, Fayette, Mont Alto and Worthington Scranton campuses.

June 08 2017

Mont Alto awarded LaunchBox funding to support entrepreneurial activities

As part of Penn State President Eric Barron’s Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Mont Alto is one of four Commonwealth Campuses to receive a three-year, $50,000 grant to develop the LaunchBox ― an incubator to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their ideas and take their products and services to market.

June 08 2017

Penn State Worthington Scranton receives $50,000 Invent Penn State grant

Penn State Worthington Scranton has received a $50,000 Invent Penn State grant to establish a pre-incubator in the city of Scranton’s South Side as part of an ongoing neighborhood revitalization effort, Chancellor Marwan A. Wafa, announced today (June 8).

June 08 2017

Brandywine campus receives $50,000 Invent Penn State seed grant

Through a $50,000 seed grant from the Invent Penn State initiative, the Brandywine campus will launch a new program this year that encourages collaboration between campus members and business owners in Delaware and Chester counties.

June 08 2017

Fayette campus wins $50,000 Invent Penn State grant

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant through the Invent Penn State initiative to expand entrepreneurial endeavors, it was announced today (June 8) by Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer at the Fayette campus.