Penn State's Newest Innovation Hub

A six-story, state-of-the-art, multi-use home for innovation in downtown State College. Scheduled to open Oct. 2021 on Burrowes St.

Make an Impact

Expanding on the success of the Invent Penn State initiative, the newest Penn State Innovation Hub in downtown State College is a multi-use innovation, making, and learning facility. Serving students, innovators, and community entrepreneurs this hub will be the cornerstone of the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem. You can help support and accelerate entrepreneurship at Penn State through:


  • Naming opportunities
  • Event sponsorship
  • In-kind gifts
  • Program underwriting
  • Major and naming gifts with possibility for a 1:1 match



The all-new Makerspace will provide student, faculty, and community entrepreneurs with access to cutting-edge machinery for prototyping and development, mentorship, and education opportunities. Your gift will enable innovative makers to touch, feel, see, and turn their idea into reality. The Makerspace will offer:


  • CNC machining, lathes, presses, and more
  • Professional painting booth
  • 3D printing lab
  • Classes and training
  • Prototyping advice

Digital Makerspace

The all-new Digital Makerspace will provide student, faculty, and community entrepreneurs with access to the latest in mixed-reality and digital manufacturing. Your gift will enable these digital trailblazers to forge a new way forward. The Digital Makerspace will offer:


  • High-end computers with the latest development software
  • Mixed reality lab for virtual and augmented reality development
  • Classes and training
  • Technical advice and support

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank

Happy Valley LaunchBox will be located inside the Penn State Innovation Hub. Your gift will fuel this modern and welcoming innovation space providing crucial LaunchBox programming such as the FastTrack Accelerator and Idea TestLab, support for the legal and intellectual property clinics and:


  • Coworking space
  • Business advice and services
  • Accelerator programs
  • Microgrants
  • Expert speaker series

6th Floor Meeting Space

This beautiful, airy meeting and event space inspires collaboration and the exchange of ideas between innovators, makers, creators, and the community. Your gift can spark the next big idea between local changemakers. This space will offer:


  • Modern presentation technology
  • 30-seat executive meeting room
  • 100-plus-seat conference and banquet space

Statewide Impact

Invent Penn State’s LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network support students, faculty, and community members through diverse programming open to all Pennsylvanians. Your gift will connect startups to the resources they need to build sustainable and scalable businesses.

Connect with Penn State Development’s Director of Strategic Initiatives to learn more about gift opportunities.

Keep Me Informed

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for updates on building progress, programming updates, and other Innovation Hub activities, please submit your name and email address.