Office of Industrial Partnerships

Engineering class at York, PAThe Office of Industrial Partnerships (OIP) fosters strategic relationships with industry partners and supports Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, accelerating the pace at which technologies move from discovery to implementation and delivering new-found value & differentiation to industry and economic impact to Pennsylvania and beyond.  The OIP works closely with the other units within the Office of the Vice President for Research to coordinate sponsored research, technical matchmaking, technology licensing, contracting, research compliance and new venture formation.

With more than 500 active industry partners, Penn State has the experience and expertise to help with your company's next research project.

Intellectual Property at Penn State

Tech transfer from research at Penn State generated $22.5 million in fiscal 2015. This is partly thanks to the university's reworked approach to intellectual property, which makes it easier than ever for researchers to work with outside companies to fast-track innovations. Click here to learn more about Penn State's approach to IP.

Invent Penn State

In 2015, the university launched Invent Penn State, a $30 million program  to invest in economic development and student career success. Undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student? Faculty member or alumnus? Community member or business owner? Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path — from earning your chops, to hatching an idea, to using your experience or investment to help others grow their ideas—we have many resources and opportunities to collaborate, innovate and start new businesses. The ingenious power of partnership is alive and well at Penn State.

Invent Penn State


Lehigh Valley Launchbox

Entrepreneurship seed grants at Commonwealt Campuses



Save the Date!


Venture & IP Conference - October 6 & 7, 2016

For Industry, Investors and Startups

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see disruptive innovations from Penn State's world-class faculty and student entrepreneurs and alumni startups. Register today!