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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

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 $15,000 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.

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News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

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.

March 13 2020
3M and Penn State strike three-year deal to drive research

As Penn State Materials Research Institute prepared for its 2019 Materials Day event — held last October — 3M was busy reinforcing its relationship with Penn State to advance research activities with a new $900,000 commitment over the next three years. The agreement harnessed the efforts of 3M alongside the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Corporate Engagement, and the Penn State Office of Industrial Partnerships.

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