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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

E&I Showcase 2017 Highlights
November 20, 2017
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program congratulates and supports these E&I Showcase presenters on their discoveries, initiative, creativity, hard work and journey to commercialization. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase 2017 highlighted 11 groups of faculty, student and alumni innovators in the College of Agricultural Sciences. (Images by Sarah Giegerich)
E&I Donor Earl Harbaugh speaks of the value of entrepreneurship during the E&I Showcase and Celebration Nov. 10. Photo by Sarah Giegerich
Major gifts benefit Entrepreneurship and Innovation
November 10, 2017
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences on Nov. 10 announced two $1 million gifts to endow positions in its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Both gifts have received matching funds from the University.
Learn from Entrepreneurs at GEWeek
November 6, 2017
'They have so much wisdom’ says senior Marisa DeGennaro in a special GEWeek episode of the podcast Entrepreneurial State of Mind