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Startup idea to eliminate merchandise loss wins at Ben Franklin TechCelerator

Photo: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, in partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, has a new batch of graduates that are equipped with business know-how, marketing tools … and cash prizes of up to $10,000 to help launch their new business. The winning company, BoB Profit Partners, took home $7,000 for their retail […]

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Innovation Park building renamed for pioneering Penn State alumna

Credit Michel Lee Garrett, Penn State Shirley M. Malcom, Penn State alumna and senior advisor at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was recognized on April 8th at Innovation Park where the 329 Building was renamed in her honor. Dr. Malcolm is a leader in the sciences and a pioneering advocate for minorities in the […]

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Legacy gift inspired by shared vision for better, more resilient future and commitment to achieving it

Penn State alumni Ron and Kathy del Papa want to pay it forward and make positive change. One way they’re hoping to achieve these goals is through a recent legacy gift to Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). The del Papas' gift was motivated by Penn State’s response to the tumultuous times […]

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Engineering research reimagines concrete floors to advance construction innovation

A new research project led by Nathan Brown, assistant professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, is working to prove how designers could incorporate structural acoustic-optimized concrete slabs in building designs, cutting costs, reducing materials and decreasing the environmental footprint… without compromising areas like acoustics or structural properties.  “If we put innovative ‘optimized’ floor systems […]

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Trade technology: Organic Climbing is reviving a small town’s sewing trade to serve a global market

Organic Climbing, a small business producing high-quality climbing gear founded by Josh Helke, helped to keep Philipsburg, Pa.’s sewing industry from fading to a memory. The small town once produced high-end products, including Starter jackets, a favorite of 90s kids, before many of the manufacturing facilities were moved overseas. Organic Climbling was dreamed up near […]

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Spring events flex Happy Valley’s networking and innovation muscle

Venture & IP Conference — April 28-29 What it is: The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic. The conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets including IT, energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, B2B and B2C among others.  With more than […]

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