Serving Happy Valley Changemakers

The Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub is conveniently located in the heart of downtown State College offering convenience for innovators to co-work, build, ideate, and collaborate with others across the University and local community. Inspired by the legacy of its namesake, the Innovation Hub provides an open and accessible space for all entrepreneurs to feel inspired with limitless opportunities to turn their daydream into a reality.

Building Directory

1st Floor

  • Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Coworking Commons
  • OriginLabs
    • Metalworking Lab
    • Woodworking Lab
    • Shop Manager Office
    • Welding Lab
    • Surfacing Lab
    • Benchwork Lab



  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Classroom
  • OriginLabs
    • The Cave
    • Additive Manufacturing Lab
    • Rapid Prototyping and Design Lab

2nd Floor

  • Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank
  • Penn State Small Business Development Center
  • Penn State Entrepreneurship Assistance & IP Clinic
  • Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship Faculty Offices


3rd Floor

  • Office of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (OEC)
  • Office of Technology Management (OTM)

4th Floor

  • College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST)


5th Floor

  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS)

6th Floor

  • Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Green Roof & Gathering Space
  • Innovation Vista
  • The Boardroom


Public parking is available in close proximity of the Innovation Hub.

  • Beaver Garage: Located at 200 W Beaver Avenue.(About 1 block from the building)
  • Fraser Garage: Located at 135 S Fraser Street. (Less than 2 blocks from the building)

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