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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.
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Penn State New Kensington signs lease for new entrepreneurial center

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) board of directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved today (March 31) a lease agreement between the WCIDC and Penn State New Kensington. The New Kensington campus will be leasing 4,725 square feet at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington from the WCIDC. This space will be home to the new entrepreneurial center set to open in fall 2017.
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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.

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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.
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.

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.

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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.

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