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Corporate collaboration

Advance your research, train your students, and make a bigger impact.

Connect & Collaborate


We help you

Contact us When

• Match your research to corporate interests 
• Plug-in to corporate funding opportunities 
• Get personal introductions to corporate partners 
• Coordinate corporate visits 
• Steward corporate contracts & agreements
• You have been approached by a company 
• You are ready to commercialize a discovery 
• You have research/cohort that needs support
• You need company participation at an event 
Corporate engagement is the connection of industry partners to strategic opportunities at Penn State. The Eberly College of Science supports this mission, enhancing our global network and impact through student training and translational science.
Dean Langkilde
1 block image tout Willaman Bridge at University Park.

Getting started -- Build your funding strategy

Companies are increasingly looking to academia to help them reach their business objectives. Successful partnerships are those in which the company’s R&D, workforce development, talent recruitment, brand recognition, and social responsibility needs are enhanced. Identify which need your research or program will benefit. 
•    Enhance R&D Objectives/Product Development 
•    Fulfill Corporate Responsibilities 
•    Increase Brand Recognition or Product Promotion 
•    Training a Future Workforce 
•    Talent Recruitment 

Corporate partners provide financial support in various ways.
•    Sponsored Research Funding 
•    Commercialization Program 
•    Event Sponsorship 
•    Philanthropic Support 
•    In-Kind Donation of Products or Services 

Having a personal connection or building a relationship with a company representative increases your chances for long-term partnership.

Gong Chen Lab
A business woman handing a pen to a business man to sign a contract.
Find the Right Contract

Penn State has a number of approved corporate contracts that make negotiations faster. 

Shark Tank Class with Beatrice Sirakaya lecturing.

Getting sponsorship for events has never been easier. Eberly Science now has validated guidelines for corporate sponsorship. 

Sponsoring Eberly Science Events