Fund For Innovation

A signature program of the Invent Penn State initiative, the Fund for Innovation aims to de-risk and accelerate the development of Penn State’s commercially promising research for the purposes of licensing or company formation. The program is a collaboration between Invent Penn State, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, and the academic colleges.

New Ventures

Jumpstart funding is provided to the most promising ventures. Check back for new startups.

8 Colleges

funded technologies and received matching Fund for Innovation awards.


Received $10,000-25,000 proof-of-concept and proof-of-relevance awards.

11 Ventures

Received $75,000 in Jumpstart funding.