Programs and EventsStartup 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Events CalendarView All
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 800 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. The 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