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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

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

April 09 2021
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Intellectual property will be brought to the forefront during the “IP 101 – What Every Startup Needs to Know about IP Protection” virtual panel, set for 1 p.m. on April 16, as part of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, happening April 15-16.

April 09 2021
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An Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference panel, “Deconstruct Status Quo Thinking to Drive Innovation in Your Company,” will use interactive exercises to help participants identify subtle status quo thinking and emerge with a process leading to true innovation. The virtual panel session will take place from 10:40-11:30 a.m. on April 16.

April 09 2021
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How are life science ventures leveraging their technologies to help mitigate the spread and virulence of the novel coronavirus? The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference panel “Life Science Ventures Addressing COVID-19” will explore this topic from 4:25-5:20 p.m. on April 15.

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