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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.

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.

Student gives elevator pitch

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. 

Shenango is one of six to receive funding to begin new entrepreneurial endeavor

Penn State Shenango is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant through the Invent Penn State initiative to expand entrepreneurial endeavors. The Shenango campus is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.