Penn State President Eric Barron joined providers of entrepreneurship resources in celebrating innovative Penn State startup, Phospholutions, on Thursday, May 18, at the Penn State Golf Course in State College.
Three core courses required for students enrolled in the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) are now available to all Penn State campuses through the Digital Learning Cooperative, an administrative system that assists campuses and colleges in the sharing of online, hybrid and video courses.
President Eric Barron recently reviewed the goals that he and the University Board of Trustees established for the previous year, accomplishments and progress on achieving those objectives, along with insights gained during their implementation.
A team of four Penn State students and faculty were selected to enter Phase I of the $100,000 Nittany Watson Challenge and were granted $5,000 to create a working prototype of their Virtual Advisor idea. A panel of judges awarded the seed money to create a working prototype using IBM Watson, a technology platform focused on data analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning.
Penn State entrepreneur Matt Roda co-founded Reflexion Interactive Technologies to develop a better concussion-monitoring device. The sophomore’s company won $15,000 after winning a “Shark Tank”-style competition against other Penn State startups.
Penn State undergraduate students and local entrepreneurs will compete for $30,000 in funding to help grow their businesses in a student-pitch competition, “The Investment,” that will air at 8 p.m. on today (May 4) on WPSU-TV.
A team of food science researchers from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences are launching a promising new venture to produce a line of all-natural, vibrant food colors, dubbed AvoColor, using a compound derived from the seed of the avocado.
When facing an outbreak of an infectious disease like Zika, influenza or Ebola, early detection and isolation of the virus is critical. A new Penn State startup is working to tackle this challenge with truly remarkable technology.
Eric M. Miller, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks, qualified for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge for a lightweight, low-cost, longer lasting and fully mobile lower leg prosthetic he is designing and creating based on his interest in biomechanics.