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Portrait of Penn State President Eric Barron in front of Old Main on April 22, 2016.

Penn State president named chair of national economic prosperity commission

Penn State President Eric J. Barron has been named chairman of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
Ethan Vasquez Penn State Lehigh Valley

Ethan Vasquez Penn State Lehigh Valley

Ethan Vazquez, a business marketing major at Penn State Lehigh Valley, was hired to intern with Helium IQ, a startup that participated in the Lehigh Valley LaunchBox incubator in Allentown.

Ethan Vasquez Penn State Lehigh Valley

Invent Penn State innovation hubs connect startups with student talent

New innovation hubs in 13 Penn State campus communities are successfully supporting early-stage startups. In the process, they have discovered an unanticipated benefit to the program: an abundant source of hands-on student internships that enhance success for startups and students.
Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Penn State blanketing the Commonwealth with entrepreneurial possibilities

With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.
Barron at podium at Capitol

Six $50k grants awarded to campuses for entrepreneurship centers and programs

Today (June 20) in the Capitol Rotunda, Penn State announced the awarding of six additional $50,000 seed grants to jump start entrepreneurial activities across the Commonwealth and celebrate its 13 newly launched entrepreneurship programs in Pennsylvania that are expected to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.

Invent Penn State seeks to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit across Pennsylvania

With the Invent Penn State effort, the University is looking to leverage its locations, expertise, research and technology to foster entrepreneurship across the Commonwealth.

Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Invent Penn State map

With the June 20 announcement of the next wave of seed grants, the Invent Penn State initiative now includes 13 locations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A person demonstrates a 3-D printer at the Innovation Commons

Penn State Behrend Innovation Commons

The Innovation Commons at Penn State Behrend featured 3-D printing technology available for entrepreneurs.

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