Penn State Innovators

Applied Optoelectronics and Photonics Lab takes top Tech Tournament honors

“The Office of Technology Management (OTM) at Penn State has helped us immensely. The OTM has been the resource we’ve relied on to help shepherd our technology through the patent process, provide funding guidance and now, as we get closer to commercialization, they are working with us to determine how to best license the technology going forward.”

Chris Giebink

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Penn State

Are you a professor, research associate, or graduate student who recognizes commercial potential in your research? Move your scientific discovery into a breakthrough business opportunity.

Protection of Your Idea

Take the first step towards commercialization. Connect with the Office of Technology Management, who can help you determine if your breakthrough or concept can be patented or copyrighted.

Commercialization Strategy

Get guidance to bring your work to the business realm. The Office of Technology Management can help you to explore your options: licensing your work to an outside company, or forming your own startup.

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Take the first step towards commercialization. Connect with the Office of Technology Management, who can help you determine if your breakthrough or concept can be patented or copyrighted.

Get guidance to bring your work to the business realm. The Office of Technology Management can help you to explore your options: licensing your work to an outside company, or forming your own startup.

If you plan to launch a new business for your work, Invent Penn State programs can connect you with a wide range of entrepreneurial resources. Discover training, opportunities for funding, business incubator programs and more to help you grow your business.

Connect with like-minded fellow faculty, University staff, and industry experts through networking opportunities with Invent Penn State. Or explore collaborative learning through seminars, conferences, and University events designed to support entrepreneurial activity.

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If you believe you have created or discovered something with potential commercial value, take the first step by calling the Office of Technology Management. Our staff can help you navigate your options, and are trained to assist you with questions related to marketability, funding sources, patenting and other protection methods, commercial partners, and more.

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