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.

Amount

$3,000 total (taxable) for fiscal year 2019/2020.

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).
  • Re-nominations of candidates may be indicated on the nomination form, and supplemental materials may be added to previous nominations on file.
  • Individuals nominating or re-nominating should follow the link below to complete the nomination form and upload a unified pdf, containing all required components by 5:00PM Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • The recipient will be invited to present their commercialization experience at the College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Board meeting.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

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

2019 - Yinong Yang, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
2018 - Jefferey Catchmark, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2017 - Nina Jenkins, Entomology
2017 - Giovani Bellicanta, Entomology

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802