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Information for Industry Partners and Sponsors

The Office of Industry, Innovation and Development fosters strong partnerships with industry partners to support technological advancement and student success. The office has launched several proactive industry outreach initiatives that provide a forum to explore research collaborations and connect with students. Click here to connect with a representative.

Intellectual Property at Penn State

Penn State significantly changed its approach to managing intellectual property resulting from industry-sponsored research effective July 1, 2012. Please note that these changes do not apply to research sponsored by federal funding agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or federal flow-through (federal government funding flowing through a company and subcontracted to Penn State). Penn State must follow federal law (the Bayh-Dole Act) when research is funded by federal funding agencies. Again, this ONLY applies to research funded solely by industry dollars. Click here to learn more.

Office of Engineering Research Administration
116 West College Avenue



The Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) serves the research administration needs of faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering. We are responsible for direct support and assistance to faculty in proposal development, preparation and processing; grant and contract administration; and coordination of activities with University and sponsor offices.

Office of Engineering Research Administration

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710