INNOVATION FEATURE

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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04/20/2021
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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04/13/2021
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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04/13/2021
Penn State Research Teams Partner with PA Manufacturers and Earn Manufacturing PA Innovation Grants

Image: Shutterstock Funded projects provide student engagement and faculty research opportunities with Pennsylvania manufacturers This March, five Penn State research teams were awarded grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing PA initiative. The initiative awarded $2 million across 29 grants in total, bringing together government, industry and higher education in […]

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04/13/2021
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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04/05/2021
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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04/05/2021
Aleo BME’s Elaskin Finding Consumer Market Success for Wound Care

Image: Aleo BME Dressings and bandages are commonly used as go-to solutions for most minor wounds. But they’re not the ideal option in many cases. For anyone who needs a flexible, waterproof bandage that can keep wounds clean and protected, even while working in less-than-ideal conditions, there have been minimal options available—until recently. In January […]

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