10/25/2022
What happens when your first startup fails? In Happy Valley, it’s just the beginning

By Caryn Anderson Photo: Xora co-founder Royce D’Souza hard at work. In 2021, HappyValley Industry covered budding startup Xora. Specializing in 3D design communication, Xora had help from Ben Franklin’s Fall 2020 TechCelerator program and Penn State’s 2020 Summer Founders Program. The future was bright — until it wasn’t. The highs and lows of entrepreneurship […]

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10/25/2022
“Materials matter at a human level:” highlights from Materials Day

By Cara Aungst Photo: Penn State On October 20-21, Materials Day at Penn State showcased two things that University excels in: breakthroughs in materials science, and collaborating with industry and government entities to propel innovations into the marketplace. This year’s event, which was held in person after a two-year hiatus, focused on research discoveries being […]

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10/18/2022
BioMagnetic Solutions collaborating with Swiss-based pharma company Lonza

By Cara Aungst   Innovation Park-based BioMagnetic Solutions, which is part of Gamma Biosciences, a leading provider of tools and technologies for cell and gene therapy manufacturing, announced a strategic collaboration with Lonza. Lonza is the preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets with sales of CHF 5.4 billion with a CORE […]

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10/18/2022
One of the oldest homes in Happy Valley could be yours

Photo: Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors This restored, early 19th-century home on 7.4 acres in Boalsburg is one of the oldest in Happy Valley (just check out the inscriptions on the barn’s stone walls that date back to 1809!). The home offers more than 6,000 square feet of space in an 1860s Renaissance Revival style. […]

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10/18/2022
Helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger The HVVC Team. Photo: Provided. Happy Valley Venture Capital (HVVC) describes Penn State’s entrepreneurial landscape as a “crowded forest, with tall educational programs and flourishing support initiatives.” The organization finds its purpose in paving the paths through that forest. Since its inception in 2017, HVVC has been bringing students together to foster […]

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10/18/2022
Targeting the world’s most difficult challenges

By Holly Riddle Penn State is frequently ranked as one of the top research universities in the world. Earlier this year, the National Science Foundation ranked Penn State as 22nd in the country in total research expenditures, fourth for “breadth and depth of research enterprise,” first for work in materials science, second in materials engineering […]

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