About Invent Penn State

Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs and tools can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the innovation community.

Programs and Events

Startup Week

Bringing together the best and brightest Penn State student and alumni entrepreneurs for a celebration inspiration and ingenuity.

Venture & IP Conference

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

PA 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

Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $10,000 to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer

Supporting economic development at every level.


Resource Navigator

Entrepreneurship and innovation resources in PSU communities across PA

Intellectual Property Navigator

A showcase of Penn State’s intellectual property available for licensing

Startup Navigator

A showcase of startups with Penn State DNA

Events Calendar

Entrepreneurship and innovation events at PSU campus communities and innovation hubs

Innovation Gateway for Industry

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 20 2019
Tax Credit Seminar attracts regional attention

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials from across Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties attended a tax credit seminar on June 20. in the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois. The seminar was hosted by the North Central PA LaunchBox and the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.

June 18 2019
Heard on Campus: LaunchBox Ladies Speaker Series

Three Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipients shared their journeys and actionable advice on June 6. Don’t miss the next LaunchBox Ladies event on Sept. 26!

June 17 2019
Penn State Hazleton, partners offering free youth entrepreneurship camp

The Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox will hold a summer camp designed to assist student entrepreneurs in getting their ideas off the ground and learning how to start a business. The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp is being offered in conjunction with the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and other members of the Hazleton Innovation Collaborative.

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