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Penn State Harrisburg Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneurship student discusses his business plan during an elevator pitch competition in fall 2015 at Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, part of Invent Penn State. The competition was judged by the center’s director and professor of pratice, Kevin Harter.

New Kensington chancellor shows Penn State president new site for Alle-Kiski Economic Generator

Penn State New Kensington Alle-Kiski Economic Generator

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider, foreground, shows Penn State President Eric Barron the vacant store front that will serve as the new home of the University’s Alle-Kiski Economic Generator, part of the Invent Penn State initiative. The announcement of the Alle-Kiski Economic Generator in the former department store is helping to revitalize downtown New Kensington.

Woman lectures to class

Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Penn State Lehigh Valley students from the race and ethnic relations class taught by Jennifer Parker Talwar spent Feb. 24 at Velocity in downtown Allentown interviewing Lehigh Valley entrepreneurs about global and local business practices, international trajectories, creative capital and work-family visions. This project is a research-based initiative intended to reinvent the classroom in a real world environment while bringing together students, business owners and community partners. This semester, Parker’s class will be utilizing Penn State Lehigh Valley’s co-working space in Velocity for its business accelerator, Lehigh Valley LauncBox, which is a signature program of Invent Penn State.

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Eric J. Barron Penn State Abington LaunchBox

Penn State President Eric J. Barron in the fabric workshop at the Penn State Abington LaunchBox. LaunchBox synthesizes idea lab, maker space, innovation hub, technology springboard, and meet up space for entrepreneurs. 

Barron at podium at Capitol

Invent Penn State Day at Capitol 1

Penn State President Eric Barron announced the second wave of grants to Commonwealth Campuses at a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg on June 20 as part of the Invent Penn State initiative.

Barron with crowd on steps of Capitol rotunda

Invent Penn State Day at Capitol 2

Students and chancellors from 13 campuses accompanied University President Eric Barron for an event on June 20 in Harrisburg announcing the next series of six $50,000 grants for Commonwealth Campuses to expand the Invent Penn State initiative.