Research Commercialization

Our Entrepreneurship & Innovation team is here to help researchers commercialize their discoveries.

AgSci researchers are encouraged to contact Maria Spencer, John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur in Residence: and 814-865-6944.

More about Dr. Maria Spencer joining the E&I team

Below are a selection of tools and resources available to faculty and researchers; please check back often for more as we build out our research commercialization page.  

Penn State Resources

Invent Penn State

Office for Technology Management (OTM) and Office for Sponsored Programs

TechCelerator - 10-week bootcamp

Education and Accelerators

Lean Startup - Lean LaunchPad, free course

Creativity, Innovation, and Change, free course

TechCelerator - 10-week bootcamp

Medical Accelerator

Business Planning

Penn State Small Business Development Center

Service Corps of Retired Executives - SCORE

Legal Services

Penn State Entrepreneurial Assistance Clinic

Seed Capital

Lab to Commercialization Grant

Ben Franklin Technology PArtners

Competitive Funding

Ben Franklin Big Idea Contest

Commercialization Programs and Funding

NSF iCorps


Equity Investment

1855 Capital

Penn State Garber Fund

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Information and Assistance

Innovation Partnership

University Policies

Incubator and Lab Space

Innovation Park

Co-working Space

Happy Valley LaunchBox

New Leaf Initiative

Please visit the College of Agriculture Sciences' research commercialization page to learn more.