Office of Industrial Partnerships


The Office of Industrial Partnerships (OIP) was formed in 2014 as part of a broader strategic initiative at the Pennsylvania State University to enhance both economic development and student career success. The office consists of three organizations that support building strategic win-win partnerships with industry.

Corporate Engagement Center

A partnership between University Development, The Office of the Vice President for Research, and University Career Services with the mission of developing and implementing strategic and multi-element relationships with industry and acting as the “Front-Door” to the University.

Innovation Park

A strategic asset for industry collaboration and support of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. A 118 acre business and research park with over 1 million square feet of office, manufacturing, and research space in a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ).


OIP Leadership Team


Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Industrial Partnerships

Dan Leri Photo

Dan Leri

Director, Innovation Park