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Office for Innovation

Corporate collaboration

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

We help you

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.

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Find the Right Contract

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

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Contact us when

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.

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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
Tracy Langkilde

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.