The Ingenious Power of Partnership

Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and university / community / industry collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind.

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From the lab to the customer: Penn State excels at research-industry collaboration

Penn State is called Materials Valley for a reason. It’s home to one of the largest Materials Research Institutions in the United States and ranked number one in research expenditures in the U.S. But as I interview innovators and researchers, they keep pointing to something else that puts Penn State at the apex of materials […]

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Invent Penn State Innovation Hub Set to Open October 2021

A six-story, state-of-the-art, multi-use home for innovation is set to open in October 2021 in downtown State College. Invent Penn State’s newest Innovation Hub will serve as the cornerstone of Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Innovation Hub will provide the Happy Valley community access to high-end physical and digital making resources as well as offer […]

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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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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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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference

Entrepreneurs hoping to participate in the conference’s Venture Connection event and meet with a range of eager investors only have a few more days to register. The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is quickly approaching — and if you plan on participating as a capital-seeking entrepreneur in the event highlight Venture Connection, time […]

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Attendee Registration for the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference Begins Next Week!

Photo: Patrick Mansell Don’t miss your chance to attend this one-of-a-kind, connection-driven conference for startups, entrepreneurs and investors. After a brief hiatus, the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference returns next spring, April 15–16, and attendee registration begins next week, Nov. 23! The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the […]

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