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.
A co-working space that brings together faculty, staff, and students with members of the community to become a hub for innovation.
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.
A collaborative effort to support entrepreneurial initiatives in Delaware County and eastern Chester County by providing training and support to small business owners.
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.
Entrepreneurial resources for students, faculty, and community members to encourage the development of intellectual property and to foster regional economic development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developing and launching visionary ideas into meaningful plans, projects and services in partnership with startup incubator Velocity.
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.
Mont Alto LaunchBox provides funding, resources and incubation space to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing and bringing viable business ideas to market.
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.
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.
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.
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