Welcome to Innovation Park at Penn State, an ecosystem where business, education and research come together.
Innovation Park at Penn State offers 118-acres of remarkable office, manufacturing and research space, and is part of one of the world’s premier research institutions, with access to Penn State’s scientific, engineering, technology and business resources, as well as the support services needed to transfer knowledge from the University to the marketplace. The network of resources available at Innovation Park supports early-stage entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. Innovation Park at Penn State is home to the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel—a 300-room hotel with world class conference facilities. Just a few miles from the University Park Airport and directly off of Interstate-99, the Park is easily accessible for travelers.
President Barron Makes Appearance
On April 12, the Ben Franklin Networking Luncheon, a monthly event, brought together individuals from various Innovation Park resident companies.
Penn State President Dr. Eric Barron, who had been touring the Technology Center earlier in the day, stopped by the luncheon and spoke briefly about Invent Penn State. He described the four-pronged initiative: incentivizing entrepreneurship for faculty and staff, garnering visibility through the creation of a branded Penn State platform to pull in angel investors and venture capitalists, creating an ecosystem across all Penn State campuses, and focusing on involving and energizing students.
Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins Eager to Collaborate with Penn State on Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins recently met with Dan Leri, Director of Innovation Park, and Nena Ellis Koschny, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications for Invent Penn State, to discuss potential plans for collaboration and how the county can support Innovation Park’s and Invent Penn State’s efforts to drive economic development.
“There is a lot of support in the community now for entrepreneurship, startups, and economic development,” Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins said. “Since my election two months and two weeks ago, the county has increased our economic development budget from $25,000 to $175,000 per year.”
You may be familiar with influenza, as you’ve likely suffered through it once or twice, but you may not know just how likely it is to get a false negative back from the swab test done at the doctor’s office. Therefore, early detection of a virus is crucial for the diagnosis and treatment of human infectious diseases.
Recent TechCelerator graduate—and winner of the $10,000 prize—Virolock Technologies may hold the key to a process that greatly improves the detection of viruses causing infectious diseases, like influenza, herpes, Zika Virus, Ebola, and hepatitis C, etc.
Successful Entrepreneur Tom Lancaster Visits Ben Franklin TechCelerator Teams
There’s nothing better than learning the ropes from someone who has first-hand experience—and that’s exactly the type of experiences that the Ben Franklin TechCelerator program is providing for budding entrepreneurs.
On Tuesday, March 22, interested individuals had one of many opportunities to learn from and connect with successful entrepreneurs.