The Ingenious Power of Partnership

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

Virtual Venture & IP Conference

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

LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network

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

Startup Leadership Network

Matching Penn State tech startups with seasoned executives who can accelerate their market entry.

NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping

Fund For Innovation

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

Supporting economic development at every level.


Resource Navigator

A searchable inventory of entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem resources around our 21 innovation hubs across Pennsylvania.

Intellectual Property Navigator

A searchable showcase of Penn State’s top emerging technologies available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups.

Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State

Innovation Gateway

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.

News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

June 14 2021
Report highlights economic impact of research at Penn State

Penn State Research has supported more than 2,500 jobs and generated nearly $200 million in economic impact since 2015, according to The Science Coalition’s “Sparking Economic Growth.”
The Sparking Economic Growth report, released in April, highlights 53 companies from The Science Coalition member institutions that trace their roots to federally funded university research. The companies span across industry, geography, and funding sources, showing close ties between federal investment in fundamental research, job creation, and an innovation-based economy.

May 28 2021
Penn State startup aims to improve treatment of hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a disease resulting from too much cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and affects roughly 750,000 Americans, typically those over 65 years old. Penn State researchers are developing a new technology called HydroFix, an advanced surgical shunt system to address NPH.

May 28 2021
Penn State entrepreneurial 'pit crew' helps 812 Solutions race ahead

Nic Anzalone, a third-generation Penn State student who graduated this spring with a degree in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, launched his first company at the age of 7. Years later, that drive has placed Anzalone at the starting line of entrepreneurship and in business with his grandfather. Now, with help from Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, he’s got 812 Solutions on the track to success.

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