Latest News from Invent Penn State

May 17 2017

Entrepreneurship courses available to campuses through Digital Learning Coop

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.

May 10 2017

President Barron reviews Penn State goals, achievements from past year

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.

May 08 2017

Team nets funding for Virtual Advisor prototype through Nittany Watson Challenge

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.

May 05 2017

Sophomore entrepreneur wins grand prize in ‘Shark Tank’-style competition

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.

May 04 2017

Entrepreneurs battle in ‘Shark Tank’-style contest on WPSU’s ‘The Investment’

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.

May 04 2017

Invent Penn State’s Fund for Innovation awards $75,000 to Persea Naturals

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.

May 02 2017

Penn State startup Virolock Technologies secures $75,000 in funding

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.

April 27 2017

Penn State Berks engineering student qualifies for 3D challenge

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.

April 14 2017

Start-Up Challenge finale set for April 21 at Penn State York

Six teams of Penn State York students, who have been working on projects for months, will make their final pitches and presentations in a “Shark Tank”-style competition, at noon on Friday, April 21, in the Start-Up Challenge Finale. Teams will go head-to-head in the 90-minute competition with only one team emerging as The Graham Center Innovator.