Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the bridge between the community and the university by providing timely and relevant training and education to enhance the lives of our extended Penn State community and to stimulate economic growth.

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Economic Development

Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports entrepreneurs and small business owners through the Invent Penn State initiative. Invent Penn State is a commonwealth-wide initiative that blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding, and key regional partnerships for the benefit of Pennsylvania’s economy.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses offer entrepreneurship and small business services through the LaunchBox initiative. The Brandywine LaunchBox seeks to connect local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with Penn State resources to facilitate business growth. The Brandywine LaunchBox is a designated American Express Small Business Neighborhood Champion and strongly advocates for the #shopsmall movement. LaunchBox programs will be held in residence at the Utility Works MakerSpace in Lansdowne, PA.

The signature LaunchBox programs are:

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Professional Development Programs

Through the Statewide Continuing Education network, we offer both face-to-face and virtual programming to the following populations:

  • Adult Learners: credit and noncredit professional development offerings along the career pathway
  • Youth Programming: year-round academic and athletic offerings for the K-12 population
  • Workforce Development: partnerships with local workforce boards and customized corporate programs

For a list of remotely delivered professional development offerings, please click here: Face-to-face contract training opportunities are available upon request.

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