17 PA Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs Across the Commonwealth

The Invent Penn State seed grant program provides campuses with $50,000 grants to launch or enhance innovation hubs. The impact of these grants is far reaching, with 17 Commonwealth communities receiving Penn State-affiliated spaced and programs—free to the community—that will drive innovation and economic growth.

Abington LaunchBox Penn State Abington

A co-working space that brings together faculty, staff, and students with members of the community to become a hub for innovation.

Contact: nus19@psu.edu

Altoona LaunchBox Penn State Altoona

A community co-working space that expands the vision of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence with an integrated entrepreneurial training and mentorship program to accelerate the transformation of innovative ideas into businesses.

Contact: djb36@psu.edu

Brandywine Boost Penn State Brandywine

A collaborative effort to support entrepreneurial initiatives in Delaware County and eastern Chester County by providing training and support to small business owners.

Contact: jvs11@psu.edu

Business Center of Excellence Penn State Fayette

Penn State Fayette partnered with Fay-Penn Economic Development Council to create an entrepreneurship ecosystem that will drive local economic development by establishing a premier startup business facility, enhancing entrepreneurial programming activity, and creating a stronger entrepreneurship resource partner network.

Contact: wcp13@psu.edu

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Penn State Harrisburg

Entrepreneurial resources for students, faculty, and community members to encourage the development of intellectual property and to foster regional economic development.

Contact: sjg5538@psu.edu

Corner LaunchBox Penn State New Kensington

A modern meeting and office space, seeking to spur local economic development by supporting idea generation, refinement, funding, and testing to bring products and ideas to market.

Contact: kjs33@psu.edu

Entrepreneurial and Business Development Lab Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Supporting equipment needs, lecture, and mentorship programs at the Entrepreneurial and Business Development Lab. A common workplace between students and faculty of local colleges and universities and business and entrepreneurial leaders.

Contact: vdj2@psu.edu

Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Penn State York

An expansion of the Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership that provides a MakerSpace for artisans as well as a competitive business challenge program that will fund five student projects.

Contact: jlk625@psu.edu

Happy Valley LaunchBox Penn State University Park

A no-cost accelerator and co-working space designed to provide startups with the support and resources needed to build a sustainable and scalable business and a viable plan for growth.

Contact: Launchbox@psu.edu

Innovation Commons Penn State Erie Behrend

A collaborative lab where students, faculty members and industry partners can develop product ideas, create prototypes and consult with lawyers, bankers, marketing experts, and others.

Contact: jakemarsh@psu.edu

Langan LaunchBox Penn State Berks

Enhancing community and industry relationships and utilizing social entrepreneurship to accelerate business development in nutrition, health, and medical sectors, while encouraging entrepreneurship among minority populations.

Contact: sadan@psu.edu

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Penn State Lehigh Valley

Developing and launching visionary ideas into meaningful plans, projects and services in partnership with startup incubator Velocity.

Contact: mjk38@psu.edu

Lion Launch Penn State Schuylkill

A community-based entrepreneurship program that provides funding and mentorship to start and grow businesses, as well as a community competition wherein winners receive startup funding, training and mentorship.

Contact: smw29@psu.edu

Mont Alto LaunchBox Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto LaunchBox provides funding, resources and incubation space to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing and bringing viable business ideas to market.

Contact: fka3@psu.edu

Pre-incubator-in South Scranton Penn State Worthington-Scranton

On Scranton’s South Side, a technology rich entrepreneurial environment providing educational and technical support for aspiring entrepreneurs, support for launching innovative ideas into businesses, and networking opportunities for faculty, professionals and students who are passionate about building a vibrant downtown community.

Contact: jcd15@psu.edu

REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship Penn State Great Valley

Supporting all phases of early stage enterprises through engineering fabrication tools, an entrepreneur-in-residence program, and an annual Lion Cage competition with monetary awards for innovative projects.

Contact: dbs5376@psu.edu

VenturePointe Penn State Shenango

Courses, programming, and mentorship to accelerate business startups, four co-working spaces to support entrepreneurial teams at eCenter@LindenPointe and a Maker’s Studio with 3D printing capabilities to support product prototyping.

Contact: jam39@psu.edu

FREE services available through all innovation hubs

Legal & Patent Advice Entity formation, equity agreements, IP assessment

• Business Advice Accounting, marketing, regulatory requirements

• Accelerator Programs De-risk your startup

• Co-working Space Free hot desk space & wi-fi