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Materials Day 2019 is set for October 29-30 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The theme of this year’s Materials Day is Mind the Gap Transiting Technology to Application. The gap between the university lab and commercialization of research is often called the Valley of Death. Materials Day 2019 will look for ways to close the gap.

Check out this video to see what’s in store. Registration is still open at this link.





On October 28, a Penn State Workshop will introduce faculty and students to the concept of starting a company based on a materials technology. The workshop will be run by Matt Rhodes, the Managing Director of the 1855 Fund. There event will feature speakers from the venture capital market, early and mid-stage Penn State start-ups, and organizations on campus that provide resources for startups.

Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization Workshop (held in support of the 2019 Materials Day theme)

Date: October 28th, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 1pm – (RSVP at bottom of page)

Location: 3rd floor MSC commons area

See the full agenda and register for the workshop here.

Hear It From Our Tenants

  • The greatest benefit of our location in Innovation Park is the cross-pollination that goes on. We can inspire and help each other, and we do. We get together for lunches and offer one another advice.

  • Here at Innovation Park and Penn State people are willing to help with no strings attached. We can find top flight researchers and very experienced people. We are confident we can succeed here.

  • We do conferences here at the Penn Stater, attracting 400-500 business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country. It’s a huge plus to have that facility in walking distance.


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