Community generosity helping nonprofits meet rising demand

by Holly Riddle Just as Happy Valley’s entrepreneurs benefit from a robust support system, a strong network of nonprofits, supported by generous donors and volunteers, helps to fill gaps in areas of need for residents in the community.  Nowhere is Happy Valley’s nonprofit landscape represented better than during the annual Centre Gives event. Hosted by […]


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Invent Penn State’s VIP Conference Spurs Economic Development through Innovation

Image: @webcurtpsu The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic, drawing over 800 attendees from startups and investment firms around the country. On April 15 and 16, the conference leveraged Penn State’s research, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to spur on economic development, job creation […]

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Renovations at Technology Center Incubator at Innovation Park Bring New Resources

Image: Innovation Park Since 1992, the Technology Center at Innovation Park has been at the epicenter of the region’s most formalized small business incubation program… the “garage” to dozens of startup companies. Schoolwires (now Blackboard), Mission Critical Partners, and Real Time Devices are just a few companies founded in this facility that have grown within […]

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Center for Socially Responsible AI Aims to Help Companies “Get it Right”

Image: Adobe Stock In March, the Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence awarded $93,000 to five research projects that consider the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence. “We recognize that AI has the potential for great power,” says Dr. Prasenjit Mitra, director for the center. “Safeguards are needed. It’s important to get […]

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Business, Education and Research: How Innovation Park Provides the Perfect Environment for Industry Innovation

Image: Salimetrics In 1989, Penn State University Trustees designated an area near the university’s football stadium for a research park “where collaboration between the university and private sector companies can grow," transferring university-based knowledge "to the market place and to foster economic development." Today, Innovation Park at Penn State is an ecosystem where business, education […]

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Virtual Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, April 15-16

Image: Invent Penn State If you or someone you know is seeking expert advice, there’s no better place to look than the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference (and you don’t even need to be Penn State-affiliated to participate!). The two-day event kicks off April 15, 12 p.m., and includes more than 50 investors […]

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Impulse Technology Makes Strides in Restoring Mobility for Amputees

Image: Invent Penn State In the span of a single minute, two people have lost a limb somewhere in the world. Research shows that there are approximately 1 million amputations around the world — and 185,000 in the U.S. — every year. However, traditional prosthetics rarely provide the ease of motion needed to empower amputees, […]

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