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Connect with Faculty and Business

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We're working hard to connect entrepreneurial faculty within our college and university network with business partners to help drive commercialization. With more than 5000 faculty members to choose from, working with ITN is like accessing the resources of a major research institution!

Have a project in mind? If you have a potential business or faculty project that you would like the team to consider, please fill out this brief project summary (This is a PDF file, if you prefer, you may complete the project summary form in Word format.) Once the form is completed, please email it to us at itnwk@psu.edu.  We'll let you know if the project is a good match and potential next steps.


As a PA BUSINESS professional
, we know you don't have time to visit every campus and roam the hallways to meet talented faculty and pick the individual(s) that best suits your project. Let us do that for you! We'll work with you to understand your business needs, and then do our best to identify and locate the right faculty/student combination.  (To help raise your visibility and foster connections, we encourage you to post your profile to our interactive Enclave community.)  Connect with us to start your conversation.

As a ACADEMIC member, we know you're busy with a full course load, student-related activities, and existing project work. And we know you appreciate assistance identifying and connecting with businesses on projects for both you and your students. Let us help you engage with business and connect on potential student-related projects. We'll work with you to understand your specialties and project interests, and then do our best to connect you with the right business partner to make it happen.  (To help raise your visibility and foster connections, we encourage you to post your profile to our interactive Enclave community.) Connect with us to start your conversation.


What kind of projects do faculty, students and businesses work on?

  • market research
  • accelerating new product development
  • refining existing products
  • competitive analysis and data collection
  • validating product deliverables
  • providing graphics, design, and messaging for product launch
  • testing new products
  • scientific research
  • assisting in prototype development

Industry expertise varies by project, however, here are a few examples of the sand boxes we play in:

  • information technology
  • health care
  • manufacturing
  • energy
  • biodiesel
  • agriculture