About Us

The Corporate Engagement Center connects industry partners to strategic opportunities at Penn State for research and development, philanthropy, and talent recruitment. Brought together in 2019, the center serves as a hub for industry/University relationships, supporting companies as they navigate the vast resources of Penn State. The team is here to help build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

The Corporate Engagement Center is a joint initiative of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Office of University Development, working in partnership with Career Services.
Meet Our Team

Meet the staff who are working to understand your goals and bring together the University’s resources across departments, offices, and services to help make the most mutually beneficial relationship possible.

years of combined experience in industry-university relations

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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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