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Penn State, Imerys announce research collaboration to develop new technologies

Imerys and Penn State have announced the signing of a five-year Master Sponsored Research Agreement, expanding the company’s current relationship with the University's Materials Research Institute and Penn State Behrend’s engineering program to include the development of new technologies, materials and other intellectual property.

Local funding of 1855 Capital could boost Penn State Behrend business projects

A $1 million investment in the 1855 Capital Fund, which formed to support companies with a connection to Penn State, could benefit startups and other business projects launched by Penn State Behrend alumni, students and faculty.
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Penn State Behrend to host free 3D printing seminar

3D printing technology can potentially revolutionize companies’ operations, but how can that technology be applied to your company? That’s what JuggerBot 3D plans to discuss when the company visits Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Oct. 5, for a special presentation.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
A portrait of Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall, with the Lace-N-Lock device.

Behrend idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. The product he invented will soon be tested in four states.
Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall holds the Lace-N-Lock shoe-tying device.

Idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. He invented a product that will soon be tested in four states.
Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall holds the Lace-N-Lock shoe-tying device.

Wes Hall

Wes Hall, a 2017 graduate of Penn State Behrend, developed the Lace-N-Lock device, which allows people with mobility issues to tighten their shoes without having to bend down and touch the laces.

A portrait of the Penn State Behrend CFA research team

Penn State Behrend team wins CFA regional challenge

A Penn State Behrend team won the initial round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, the "investment Olympics" for university students. The team advances to the Americas Regional final, set for April 6-7 in Seattle.
Ralph Ford

Jefferson Lecture Series features Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford

An active network of innovators and entrepreneurs backed by educational, industry and government partners can do more than make some companies money. According to Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford, it just might revive Erie's economy. Ford outlined a model for entrepreneurial support at a Sept. 27 program in the Jefferson Lecture Series. Here, he revisits some key points from that presentation.

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