Business and Industry

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Solve complex, technical problems, utilize world-class facilities, connect with one of our 5,000 research faculty, and take advantage of the results of our more than $850 million annual research expenditure. A research partnership with Penn State can help your business achieve more.
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Recognized as a trusted partner by corporate recruiters, Penn State manages one of the largest recruitment programs in the country. With nearly 100,000 undergraduate and graduate students university-wide, employers can build a robust engagement plan to meet and exceed recruitment goals.

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Last year, Penn State researchers conducted $863 million in research, disclosed 154 new inventions, received 38 patents, and executed 23 technology licenses. These research discoveries, patents, and technologies may solve business challenges, enhance products, or provide a business with a competitive edge. The Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference provides additional access to Penn State emerging technologies and startups.
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The Penn State Smeal College of Business and Penn State World Campus offer a variety of programs to help your organization stay competitive by developing leaders to drive change. Online and in-person opportunities, for individuals and groups, are available and taught by nationally recognized faculty.
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Penn State's burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem was developed to help drive economic development. This network consists of a blend of entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training, funding for commercialization, and university-industry collaborations. With an innovation hub located in every undergraduate campus community, opportunities to tap into this ecosystem are available throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
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Corporate philanthropy supports programs, scholarships, research endeavors, and faculty development. Penn State is committed to partnering with businesses, like yours, to find the best and most appropriate opportunity to make a lasting impression on the University through philanthropy.
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Innovation Park at Penn State is a unique campus environment where business, education, and research come together. A vibrant community of 118 acres with more than 1,000,000 square feet of office, manufacturing, and research space provide tenants with access to Penn State’s scientific, engineering, technology, and business resources. Innovation Park is home to 83 companies, including 25 startups, and a 2,050-person workforce, and the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel—a 300-room hotel with world-class conference facilities. Just a few miles from the University Park Airport and directly off of Interstate-99, the Park is easily accessible for travelers.

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