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Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Programs and Events

Startup Week

Bringing together the best and brightest Penn State student and alumni entrepreneurs for a celebration of inspiration and ingenuity



Venture & IP Conference

A two-day curated showcase of capital seeking startups and emerging Penn State technologies



PA Innovation Hubs

No-cost co-working space, accelerator programs and business and legal advice for entrepreneurs



Fund For Innovation

Stage gate funding for Penn State’s most commercially promising research and emerging technologies



NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping



Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $15,000 to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer



Supporting economic development at every level.

Tools

Resource Navigator

Entrepreneurship and innovation resources in PSU communities across PA



Intellectual Property Navigator

A showcase of Penn State’s intellectual property available for licensing



Startup Navigator

A showcase of startups with Penn State DNA



Events Calendar

Entrepreneurship and innovation events at PSU campus communities and innovation hubs



Innovation Gateway for Industry

A tool for industry to post research challenges and receive curated proposals from cross-disciplinary Penn State experts



Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.

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News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

May 27 2020
‘The Investment’ student startup TV show taping to take place virtually
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For the past three years, WPSU, Penn State University Park’s local NPR affiliate station, and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) have collaborated to host the statewide Inc.U undergraduate student startup competition. The competition culminates in the six finalists competing head-to-head on the live “Shark Tank-style” TV show, “The Investment.”

May 26 2020
Penn State Lehigh Valley to hold Virtual Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
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The summer 2020 Teen Entrepreneur Challenge at Penn State Lehigh Valley has been revamped into a virtual program. This entirely virtual program happening in July is for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

May 15 2020
Food scientists receive College of Ag Sciences award for research innovation

Food scientists Gregory Ziegler and Joshua Lambert are the 2020 recipients of the Research Innovators Award, given by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences to recognize faculty and staff who have commercialized intellectual property generated by their Penn State research.

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