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Krios - Susan Hafenstein.

Office for Innovation

Make a difference with your translational science today!

The Office for Innovation (O4I) exists within the Eberly College of Science to support Invent Penn State. We work together with the Office of Technology Management (OTM) the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, and the Corporate Engagement Center to assist researchers in capturing intellectual property (IP), providing resources and support to entrepreneurs, and connecting with industrial networks to increase societal impact.

The Nittany Lion Shrine at the University Park campus.

Eberly College of Science formed the Office for Innovation (est. 2015). Led by the College’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, the Office for Innovation works to assist researchers in capturing intellectual property, fostering translational research, providing resources for improving societal impact, and rewarding faculty for technology transfer efforts.

How we can help
The Paris-Edinburgh press used to synthesize carbon nanothreads.
Beatrice Sirakaya featured image for the Winter 2021 issue of the Science Journal.
Translation of Academic Research

The Office for Innovation assists faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate students by facilitating the process, clarifying options for next steps, notifying about resources & opportunities, catalyzing conversations, and advocating for researchers.

Science and business students on a trip to Wall Street.

The Office for Innovation assists ECoS scientists in matching research with corporate interests to advance innovation and societal impact.

Corporate Collaboration
Mauricio Terrones laboratory.

Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant Program

The Eberly College of Science is committed to fostering technology development and bringing academic research to the marketplace. The Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) Grant Program is a source of competitive funds for researchers with official appointments in the College of Science.

LB2C Recipients

Read about the innovations that have been funded by the Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant program.

Mauricio Terrones laboratory.

Startups formed

Learn about the startups being formed by Eberly inventors.

Nanofabrication Laboratory.

Industry Collaborations

Learn about the latest opportunities to engage with industry.

Science and business students on a trip to Wall Street.