The purpose of this award shall be to recognize faculty and staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have commercialized technologies generated through Penn State research.

Eligibility

All College of Agricultural Sciences faculty, staff, or technical service employees.

Guidelines

  • Letter of nomination, including a summary statement of the innovative research and commercialization contributions made by the nominee(s).
    • Evidence of research commercialization could include the development of intellectual properties, technology disclosures, patent applications, patents, Techcelerator program, start-up company, licenses, industry partners, SBIR, etc.
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae (2 page maximum).
  • Single or group nominations will be accepted (award will be split).
  • Individuals nominating should follow the link below to complete the nomination form and upload a unified pdf through InfoReady, containing all required components.
  • The recipient may be invited to present their commercialization experience at the College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Board meeting.

Nominations currently closed

Selection Process

An award committee will be appointed by the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education to select the recipient. The selection criteria will be based on commercialization experience conducted at Penn State.

Recent Recipients

Suresh Kuchipudi

2022 Research Innovator Awardee

Anthony Schmitt

2021 Research Innovator Awardee

Gregory Ziegler

2020 Research Innovator Awardee

Joshua Lambert

2020 Research Innovator Awardee

Yinong Yang

2019 Research Innovator Award

Jeffrey Catchmark

2018 Research Innovator Awardee

Nina Jenkins

2017 Research Innovator Awardee

Giovani Bellicanta

2017 Research Innovator Awardee

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University Park, PA 16802-2600