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October 13 2018

Mont Alto LaunchBox Entrepreneurship Fall Forum scheduled for Nov. 14

The Mont Alto LaunchBox, a program to support entrepreneurs in Franklin County, will host its inaugural Entrepreneurship Fall Forum from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Wiestling Student Center on Penn State Mont Alto’s campus. The forum will feature Penn State students Shevy Karbasi and Jobe Matula, who have developed their own business ideas and acquired early-stage funding to help develop their products. The forum is open to all aspiring business entrepreneurs at no charge.

October 04 2018

Penn State Scranton opens LaunchBox in South Scranton

The Scranton LaunchBox, a community entrepreneurial initiative undertaken by Penn State Scranton, was officially opened on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Penn State President Eric Barron, other Penn State administrators, as well as regional economic development and public officials.

October 03 2018

Annual Lion Cage pitch competition set for Nov. 10, includes $5,000 in prizes

Penn State Great Valley will hold the second annual Lion Cage pitch competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The day will feature a pitch competition from early-stage entrepreneurs and a keynote address from Wayne Kimmel, managing partner of SeventySix Capital. A total of $5,000 in prizes will be awarded.

October 02 2018

New Kensington community takes collaborative action for a sustainable future

Sustainability and resilience a focus for New Kensington with help of Penn State New Kensington, WPPSEF and partners.

September 28 2018

No more snow days?

Since 2010, the University Park campus has been shut down just three full days due to snowfall. Much to the chagrin of students — and likely some faculty and staff — the snow day at Penn State may just have become even more elusive, thanks to software developed by recent industrial engineering graduate Achal Goel.

September 24 2018

October Idea TestLab invites everyone to explore ideas

How do you take an idea and make it a reality? That’s just one question that will be answered through a free, four-session workshop planned at Penn State New Kensington’s innovation hub, The Corner, throughout October.

September 20 2018

Penn State startup Trimatis converting plastic waste into 3D printer filament

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, as it’s more formally known, has enabled innovations in manufacturing and production. However, it’s also contributing to the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste that’s been generated since 1950. Penn State startup Trimatis LLC believes it can help combat this problem by converting plastic waste into 3D printing filament.

September 20 2018

2017-18 NSF I-Corps invent teams selected

Twelve entrepreneurial teams from Penn State have been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program.

September 20 2018

Lyralux lights the way for its Dim to Vivid commercial lighting technology

Have you ever noticed that colors start to fade and blend together at lower light levels? Due to how our eyes process color, the dimmer the light source, the less vivid a color appears. This can be a particular challenge for people trying to distinguish colors in low lighting environments like museums and restaurants. Fortunately, Penn State Professor of Architectural Engineering Kevin Houser has developed a technology at Penn State and formed a startup, called Lyralux, to solve this problem.