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

March 18 2019
BeagleDrones takes first in Mont Alto LaunchBox LION Tank Competition

An easy to build racing drone kit, a faster and easier way to mix infant formula, and a customer loyalty app were business ideas entrepreneurs pitched during the Mont Alto LaunchBox LION Tank Competition on March 15 in the University’s General Studies Building Auditorium.

March 11 2019
Penn State Fayette, Fay-Penn appoint manager to local startup accelerator

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has appointed a manager to implement entrepreneurial services at the Fayette LaunchBox, a local facility designed to host startup companies. Mark Scaccia, a Greensburg resident with a long track record of industrial innovation and leadership, began his role earlier this month.

March 05 2019
‘LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit’ April event announced

Health Innovations and research will be explored at April 11’s “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit,” at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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