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How to Find an Industry Partner

The college partners with the Office of Industrial Partnerships to identify industrial partnership opportunities and connect college researchers to the technical challenges and needs of industry.

View recent industry opportunities through Innovation Gateway: http://innovation.psu.edu/

Types of Partnership Opportunities Through Innovation Gateway

1. Request for Proposal (RFP) – Used when a company has identified one or more specific challenges or technical needs, is looking for proposed solutions, and has a budget to fund a sponsored research project.

2. Request for Information (RFI) – Used when a company has an ongoing need for new technology and is seeking a faculty researcher with relevant expertise and an interest in collaboration.

3. Request to Partner (RTP) – Used when a company is looking for a university research faculty member or team to partner in response to an open or planned federal grant.