Research Commercialization

The College of Agricultural Sciences is committed to fostering technology development and bringing research to the marketplace through the transfer of technologies to existing and start-up companies.

With substantial support from the Office of Research and Graduate Education, the College of Agricultural Sciences has committed to building a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators within the faculty and students. Research Application for INovation (RAIN) grants program, offers competitive funds for college researchers to translate their results to the marketplace. The college partners with the Office of Industrial Partnership to identify industrial partnership opportunities and connect college researchers to the technical challenges and needs of industry.

Entrepreneurship News

The ConidioTec team, L to R: CEO Don McCandless, COO Giovani Bellicanta, CTO Dr. Nina Jenkins and Co-inventor Prof. Matt Thomas. Photo by Jim Harding, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
Bedbug Treatment Sees Strong Sales Response
February 15, 2018
Startup company from research discovery expects to be profitable in 2018.
10 Ways for Students To Explore Their Potential in 2018
January 11, 2018
Do new ideas fire you up? Or do you daydream of creating your own job? Entrepreneurs Make It Happen. They see a solution to a problem, go for it and don't give up. Students have many options to connect with us and explore entrepreneurship. Here are 10.
Katie DeFiore interviews young entrepreneurs about what led them to make something out of nothing. She is a Penn State communications student. (Photo by Cameron Hart)
Student Podcaster Tells Stories of Young Entrepreneurs
December 13, 2017
Student entrepreneur and podcaster Katie DeFiore shares stories, inspiration and wisdom from Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State, Nov. 12-17. Listen to all three episodes of DeFiore's GEWeek podcasts right here.

Upcoming Events

Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference
When: April 19-20, 2018
Where: The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center