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.
Kerry Small is issuing an invitation to an intentional college experience. His platform, Live It, is a three-dimensional portfolio allowing users to create, capture, and share not just their credentials, but themselves. What results is a collective representation of experiences that shape students’ development; it’s a story of the people they become across the pursuit of a college degree; it’s the vision of the futures they will create after graduation.
The ultimate goal of the platform is to provide employers and their prospective employees—college students—with a better system for getting to know each other to evaluate the quality of a future relationship. Students have a platform for organizing and sharing a broad portfolio of activities that complement their studies, and employers see a depth of information about students’ engagement during their college years that provides a depth of knowledge greater than a transcript and a resume.
Many Promising Matches Made at the Venture & IP Conference
Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference brought over 500 investors, inventors, and start-ups together on October 6 and 7. It was an opportunity for the best and brightest of Penn State’s students and researchers—as well as local residents and researchers and companies from across the country—to seek investment, licensing, or collaboration to further their already impressive work.
Click below for the coverage from the event.
How does a full-time musician fall into a techy job at Penn State University? Kate Twoey says that due in part to the financial crisis of 2008, she took a day job to supplement her music career and she hasn’t looked back since.
For the past seven years, in addition to continuing her music career, Kate has worked as an Instructional Production Specialist for Penn State’s World Campus. The World Campus is PSU’s online learning platform that offers students all around the world the opportunity to earn certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees from Penn State entirely online.
We caught up with Lee Erickson, Chief Amplifier of Happy Valley LaunchBox, for details about the fall and spring bootcamp sessions. She also shared some highlights from the last few months.
Click below for an exclusive interview with Lee Erickson and a closer look at the bootcamp sessions and her role at Happy Valley LaunchBox.