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Office for Innovation

Make a difference with your translational science today!

The Office for Innovation (O4I) exists within the Eberly College of Science to support Invent Penn State. We work together with the Office of Technology Management (OTM) the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, and the Corporate Engagement Center to assist researchers in capturing intellectual property (IP), providing resources and support to entrepreneurs, and connecting with industrial networks to increase societal impact.

The Nittany Lion Shrine at the University Park campus.

Eberly College of Science formed the Office for Innovation (est. 2015). Led by the College’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, the Office for Innovation works to assist researchers in capturing intellectual property, fostering translational research, providing resources for improving societal impact, and rewarding faculty for technology transfer efforts.

How we can help

Translation of Academic Research

The Office for Innovation assists faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate students by facilitating the process, clarifying options for next steps, notifying about resources & opportunities, catalyzing conversations, and advocating for researchers.

Beatrice Sirakaya in her lab.

Corporate Collaboration

The Office for Innovation assists ECoS scientists in matching research with corporate interests to advance innovation and societal impact.

Science and business students on a trip to Wall Street.

Tech Transfer Graduate Internship

The Eberly College of Science (ECOS) Office for Innovation (O4I) invites applications for the Intellectual Property (IP)/Tech Transfer Graduate Internship for the academic year 2022-2023.

A staff member working on a laptop.
Students from a college diversity and inclusion event.
Diversity in STEM

Eberly college to pilot new diversity, equity, and inclusion program.

Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant Program.

The Eberly College of Science is committed to fostering technology development and bringing academic research to the marketplace. The Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) Grant Program is a source of competitive funds for researchers with official appointments in the College of Science.

Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant Program
A graduate student and her adviser discuss an image from the microscope displayed on a nearby computer monitor.
Innovations from Eberly

Read about the newest innovations from our college, from new projects, collaborations, and grants received.

Chad Eichfeld, Director of Operations for the Nanofabrication Laboratory, demonstrating the operation of the electron-beam lithography machine used to create the gratings for the X-ray spectrograph. Credit: Nate Follmer, Penn State.

Learn about the startups being formed by Eberly inventors.

Startups formed