Success Stories

Wrist arthritis is a pervasive ailment that impacts one in seven Americans, and more than 75 percent of those 65 and older. It is usually degenerative and has a significant effect on the patient’s quality of life regardless of their age. Wrist arthritis makes many common activities, like opening a…
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Students in the United States owe upwards of $1.6 trillion in student debt and that number is growing every day. Trying to navigate post-college life is challenging enough. Toss in the increasing costs of living with the skyrocketing debt and trying to achieve the American dream can seem daunting. That’s…
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At Penn State Behrend’s Innovation Commons lab, students, industry, faculty, and community members collaborate to solve real business challenges and deliver solutions that improve lives, support student career success and spur economic development. Located in the Burke Center on campus, Innovation Commons is one of 20 innovation hubs that received…
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Across Pennsylvania, the Invent Penn State innovation hub network has pivoted to deliver needed programming and services online amid facility closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting and moving rapidly, directors are using technology to reach entrepreneurs and startups in their communities by providing online mentoring, webinars, virtual speaker series,…
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Corner LaunchBox, powered by Penn State New Kensington and The Corner, is a 4,725 square foot, newly renovated coworking space located on Fifth Avenue in downtown New Kensington. Fifth Avenue, formerly known more for boarded storefronts than innovation, is being transformed into a five-block, "Corridor of Innovation." The effort began…
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Lockheed Martin, a leading global security and aerospace company and supplier of advanced technologies to government and commercial customers, partners with Penn State to improve opportunities for students across Commonwealth campuses and inspires innovation that helps protect and improve humankind. Since Penn State and Lockheed Martin began collaborating more than…
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Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is accepting applications through May 15th for their June Idea TestLab that will now be hosted virtually. The quick pivot to a virtual format is in response to COVID-19 and the global pandemic, which has temporarily closed the LaunchBox facility. Open to the…
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There are more than 284,000 victims of sexual assault across America every year. Victims require timely, skilled, and compassionate healthcare to address injuries, risk of pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Additionally, forensic evidence must be collected accurately and methodically to aid in the successful prosecution of perpetrators. Current technology used…
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A record number of student startups from across Penn State campuses are getting ready for the 2020 Summer Founders program, a 13-week entrepreneurial bootcamp offering mentoring, networking, resources and $15,000 in funding to teams of Penn State student entrepreneurs from all campus locations and the World Campus. This year, seven startups…
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