This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.
Often the greenest new homes are also the most expensive. GreenBuild, a partnership between Penn State and the State College Community Land Trust, is looking to solve that problem with a net-zero energy duplex that will be affordable both to purchase and to live in.
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning is merging with the Penn State EdTech Network, furthering the university's mission to promote education technology and generate new businesses in the Commonwealth.
Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.
Development projects spearheaded by neighborhoods and nonprofits often need a boost when it comes to design and planning. Fortunately, institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College make it their mission to spur thoughtful upgrades to the built environment.
Preventing the spread of malaria is just one of the real world problems being tackled at this innovative facility. Huck supports over 500 researchers in State College while bringing engineering expertise to the life sciences.
A student athlete turned school counselor, Linsey Covert knows the deep impact it makes on a young person when they're part of a team. She's taking that philosophy into local schools in an effort to combat bullying, increase attendance and decrease behavior incidents.