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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

Agribusiness management students get an up-close look at autonomous lawn mowers on a visit to Eichenlaub, Inc., an upscale landscape services firm in Pittsburgh. Students are helping Eichenlaub evaluate the mowers. (Photo by Angela Barr)
Agribusiness Students Gauge Consumer Acceptance of Robotic Lawn-mowers
October 30, 2018
Owner of Eichenlaub, Inc., teaches students how he weighs new technology.
Mandela Fellows Boubou Sangho, left, and Gladys Freeman, spent six weeks at Penn State's University Park campus in August and September.  IMAGE: Sarah Fusco
College of Agricultural Sciences selected as host site for Mandela Fellows
October 25, 2018
Boubou Sangho and Gladys Freeman, recipients of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, spent six weeks of professional development at Penn State's University Park campus in August and September. They worked with the college's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, and took several courses related to their interests, such as entrepreneurship and agribusiness.
Callie Rojewski explains how the entrepreneurial mindset helped her build a career out of work she loves.
Meet Entrepreneur Callie Rojewski
October 15, 2018
Recent PSU grad Callie Rojewski — who started her first business as a student — tells her story at an Ag Springboard Open House Oct. 22, 5-6:30, 6 Armsby.