Welcome to the College of Agricultural Sciences guide to Research Commercialization at Penn State.

Research Associate Professor, Dr. Nina Jenkins, discovered a fungal spore that kills bedbugs without chemicals, then co-founded ConidioTec to commercialize her Penn State Research.

Research discoveries are important breakthroughs. They solve problems and create value. We are here to support you as you explore that value.

Here, you'll find an overview of the basics of the commercialization process, including

  • How to protect intellectual property,
  • How to license technology for industry, and
  • How to start your own company around a discovery.

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