Programs and EventsStartup 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.
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.
A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups.
Latest events from Invent Penn State
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.
Get Started with Invent Penn State
Ready to jump into the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Whether you are just beginning to explore, or already started a company, we have resources to support your path.
Are you a professor, research associate, or graduate student who recognizes commercial potential in your research? Move your scientific discovery into a breakthrough business opportunity.
Connect with likeminded entrepreneurs. Grow your business with Invent Penn State. The University welcomes collaboration and connection with our local startup neighbors.
Every business faces challenges. Penn State combines world-class research talent and state-of-the-art technology to help you find solutions to those challenges.
You are looking for the next big thing. Penn State provides countless opportunities for your involvement–from cutting-edge innovations to the most promising startups.
Jump into your next venture with Penn State partnership. You bring substantial experience. We’ll show you innovative opportunities.
Latest News from Invent Penn State
The top six Penn State student startup teams from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)’s 2021 Inc.U Competition will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup. The show will air on WPSU-TV and can be streamed at live.wpsu.org at 8 p.m. May 13.
Invent Penn State’s 2021 virtual Tech Tournament showcased eight of Penn State’s most disruptive innovations and early-stage startups born out of Penn State’s research enterprise. The winner of the $75,000 top prize, Cranial Devices Inc. (CDI), was led by Barry Fell, a consultant for the Surgery Innovation Group in the Department of Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He co-founded CDI with Dr. Randy Haluck, professor of surgery at Penn State College of Medicine.
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April 15 & 16, 2021
The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic - drawing over 600 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. This year’s completely online conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets in IT, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology, and Healthcare, among others. The 2021 conference is expected to be an even bigger draw than past years.Learn More