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

Venture & IP Conference

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

LaunchBoxes & Innovation Hubs

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

April 06 2020
Dickinson Business Law Society offering virtual pop-up clinics for entrepreneurs

When people can’t leave their houses to attend an event, you bring the event to them. With residents across Pennsylvania sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State Dickinson Law’s Business Law Society is converting two upcoming entrepreneur pop-up clinics to virtual sessions, allowing people to participate from their homes.

March 30 2020
Legal clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox expands scope in response to pandemic

Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, the Entrepreneurship and Assistance Clinic is expanding its scope and service offerings to small Pennsylvania businesses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30 2020
Virtual hackathon open to all Penn State students

The first-ever, virtual “Hack for Impact” hackathon will give teams the opportunity to work on ideas related to enhancing student life and engagement during times of disruption.

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