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September 01 2017

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

September 01 2017

Penn State’s NSF I-CORPS program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

August 31 2017

NSF awards Penn State $500,000 for research commercialization efforts

Penn State faculty participants in Invent Penn State I-CORPS Site training programs become eligible for national I-CORPS program with awards of up to $50,000.

August 30 2017

Learn more about The Graham Center during information session Sept. 5

Penn State York students who want to learn more about The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies at Penn State York should plan to attend a question and answer session at noon on Sept. 5 in The Bradley Building on campus. Lunch will be provided.

August 17 2017

Penn State, RJ Lee Group announce new collaboration

RJ Lee Group, a leading industrial forensics analytical laboratory headquartered in Pittsburgh, will open a laboratory at 310 Innovation Boulevard in Innovation Park. Still under development, the 310 building is slated for completion in November 2017 and RJ Lee Group expects to open its 2,700 square foot facility in December 2017.

August 15 2017

Business accelerator awards now available through Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is now accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.

August 15 2017

Behrend idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. The product he invented will soon be tested in four states.

August 14 2017

York celebrates the launch of Working Class and Start-Up Challenge winners

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, announced the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, to a crowd of more than 100 on Aug. 9 on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The winners of the 2016-17 Start-Up Challenge, a business pitch competition for students, were also recognized during this celebration of entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and innovation.

August 10 2017

Shenango celebrates opening of VenturePointe incubator

Penn State President Eric Barron, along with other Penn State administrators, legislators, advisory and alumni board members, faculty, staff, students and members of the community, gathered at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Penn State Shenango’s VenturePointe — an incubator for start-up resources for both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit agencies.