Penn State faculty and staff, get the tools and resources you need to help support and grow mutually beneficial relationships with industry.
Learn how corporate partners can engage with Penn State’s world-class resources to solve their most pressing challenges.
Learn how corporate partners can engage with Penn State’s top-tier talent to build a competitive workforce.
The Corporate Engagement Center is here to support, not replace your efforts and relationships. The Corporate Engagement Center works alongside faculty and staff throughout the University, in academic colleges, centralized offices, and elsewhere. Our goal is to support, enhance, and strategically coordinate the efforts of these different teams wherever possible. Because we work with teams across the University and within corporations, we often have a “big picture” view of the relationship, opportunities, and goals that lead to deeper, holistic engagement.
Directors of corporate engagement have developed an intake process to work closely with our strategic corporate partners to determine their goals and areas of interest in order to vet their needs. Then, we help guide them through establishing and nurturing a sound relationship with Penn State researchers, saving time and effort for both our corporate partner and Penn State researchers. We work with the extended team, University leadership, and research databases to help identify appropriate researchers and opportunities based on our partner’s specific needs, arrange introductory meetings or conference calls, and interface with other administrative offices. Our team can connect our partners with the experts at Penn State to employ a Non-Disclosure Agreement, where appropriate, to handle the disclosure and receipt of confidential/proprietary information between company representatives and University researchers. We can also connect partners with the right experts to help them select, very early in the process, the appropriate contract mechanism to achieve their goals within the necessary timeframe. If you feel you have a research opportunity that could be mutually beneficial for the University and a corporate partner, please contact the Corporate Engagement Center.
While we offer support and resources for all levels of corporate engagement, the directors of corporate engagement focus on large, multi-national corporations with interest and activity that span Career Services, research, and strategic giving across multiple colleges, campuses, and/or units in the University.
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, you can tap into the center for resources, expertise, and connections.
Some easy ways to engage with us are:
Invent Penn State is a $30 million initiative that redefined the University’s land grant mission to include entrepreneurship and innovation programs, tools, and resources that accelerate the movement of great ideas to the marketplace. This coordinated effort spans the University’s 24 campuses, all academic colleges, including the College of Medicine and Penn State Law, and our numerous institutes and centers. Our industry partners can contribute to and benefit from a burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem at Penn State.
From entry-level to executives, Penn State can be your partner in training your workforce and keeping you competitive in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Ask our team about:
Put the power of Penn State to work for your company! Penn State’s alumni are unparalleled in devotion and loyalty to their alma mater and bringing them together is a unique opportunity for team building within your organization. Their dedication makes the Penn State Alumni Association the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world. Ask us how you can make the most of your Penn Staters’ enthusiasm.