Making Partnership at Penn State Possible
When corporate goals align with University priorities, partnerships thrive. The Corporate Engagement Center is here to help make strategic connections that build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

Learn how you can engage with Penn State’s world-class resources to solve your most pressing challenges.

  • Research faculty and staff expertise
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Opportunities to invest and make an impact

Learn how you can engage with Penn State’s top-tier talent to build a competitive workforce.

  • Recruiting Events
  • Engaging Students
  • Student Projects
Featured Story
Volvo and Penn State: A model partnership
What began as a research partnership focused on efficient energy solutions has evolved into a well-defined and expertly managed holistic relationship that spans research innovation, robust student engagement, strategic corporate giving, and professional development opportunities.
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Focus Areas

The depth and breadth of Penn State’s research can be overwhelming. Below are a few areas of interest that are highly sought after by our corporate partners. Ask our team how we can help facilitate partnerships where there are strong matches between your goals and the University’s priorities.
Artificial Intelligence

Penn State connects thousands of researchers from different disciplines who are advancing the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science to tackle pressing issues facing society today. Penn State is an ideal place for organizations that want to collaborate alongside some of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field.

Energy University

Penn State is a cutting-edge leader among universities in driving the world’s conversation about the future of energy. We are tackling the world’s energy challenges, improving national energy security and independence, and further strengthening Pennsylvania’s status as a national leader in energy production and innovation.

Materials Research

Penn State ranks number 1 in the country in research expenditures in Materials Science and number 2 in Materials Engineering according to the latest National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development. The Materials Research Institute at Penn State is a catalyst for multidisciplinary education and innovations in materials. The ultimate goal is the creation of new knowledge and the transfer of materials technology to industry and government.

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To learn more about the exciting opportunities for your company to engage with Penn State, contact us today!
Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Corporate Engagement Center is committed to maximizing the benefits of strategically aligned, University-industry relationships. Whether you have existing relationships with industry or would like to establish mutually beneficial relationships, we can help.

  • Resources: Access corporate engagement opportunities and training resources
  • Expertise: Learn more about best practices for collaborating with industry in your lab, classroom, or institute
  • Connections: Explore what’s going on across the entire University system and where you could fit into holistic corporate partnerships