Business & Community Partners

With expert faculty, skilled students, state-of-the-art facilities, and business-friendly intellectual property policies, Penn State Behrend offers myriad avenues for business, industry, and community organizations to engage with our global research university.

Our approach to research and development puts you in the driver’s seat, tailors projects and agreements to your needs, and keeps you involved at every stage of development.

Plastics Lab

Applied and Basic Research

With the resources of an $800 million research enterprise and the expertise of experienced faculty and enthusiastic students at the forefront, we help business and industry research and develop solutions to product, process, and market challenges.

Innovation Commons

Innovation and Business Support

When inspiration hits you, you see a need to be filled, or you identify a process to be improved, we have the tools and talent to advance your idea or business.

Medical Spanish Class

Workforce Training

We have decades of experience developing and delivering training programs for business and organizational clients. Topics include process and quality management, plastics technology, leadership, human resources, team building, customer service, communications, digital literacy, global languages in the workplace, and more.

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Knowledge Park

Our 106-acre business and technology park is a unique environment for innovation: a beautiful wooded setting on the edge of the Behrend campus providing companies with infrastructure, property management, security, and support services combined with access to talent and technology resources.

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New Employee Recruitment

In a Wall Street Journal survey of business recruiters, Penn State has been ranked first for preparing graduates to succeed. Our Career Planning Center stands ready to help employers recruit students, new grads, and alumni for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops.