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

January 18 2019
A Summer to Venture

Now entering its third year, Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program provides student entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to dedicate a full summer to launching their business ideas.

January 15 2019
Catching up with Kedar Narayan

10-year-old entrepreneur reflects on support from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

January 14 2019
Happy Valley LaunchBox’s Idea TestLab accepting applications through Feb. 4

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank invites area residents and Penn State students, faculty and staff with unique business ideas to apply to participate in its Idea TestLab. Entry is competitive, and the application deadline is Feb. 4.

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