The Ingenious Power of Partnership

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

Virtual Venture & IP Conference

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

LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network

No-cost co-working space, accelerator programs and business and legal advice for entrepreneurs

Startup Leadership Network

Matching Penn State tech startups with seasoned executives who can accelerate their market entry.

NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping

Fund For Innovation

Stage gate funding for Penn State’s most commercially promising research and emerging technologies

Supporting economic development at every level.


Resource Navigator

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.

Startup Navigator

A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups.

Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State

Innovation Gateway

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

July 27 2021
Altoona LaunchBox hosts third session in 'Grow With Google' webinar series

The Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family will present “Use YouTube to Grow Your Business” on Aug. 10.

July 07 2021
Altoona LaunchBox hosts second session in Grow With Google webinar series

Join the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family for “Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps” on Wednesday, July 21.

July 02 2021
Penn State a finalist for 2021 APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity Awards

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named Penn State as one of six university finalists for its ninth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards, recognizing the Invent Penn State initiative and its LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network.

More News


Events Calendar

View All
Sign up for the monthly Invent Penn State newsletter

Innovation Hubs Across the Commonwealth