As researchers at Penn State Science, you make discoveries that have the potential to improve the health, safety, and ease of life on Earth and beyond. Penn State Science’s Office for Innovation will work with you to:

  • Protect your Intellectual Property (IP), a critical first step in creating a usable product or method;
  • Find new industry partners that can transform your discoveries into products and services;
  • Connect you with resources to foster continued innovation and entrepreneurial development.

Innovation Gateway

Innovation Gateway is a new tool designed to connect PSU researchers to the technical challenges and needs of industry.

Opportunities posted to Innovation Gateway typically fall into three categories:

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) – Used when a company has identified one or more specific challenges or technical needs, is looking for proposed solutions, and has a budget to fund a sponsored research project.
  • Request for Information (RFI) – Used when a company has an ongoing need for new technology and is seeking a faculty researcher with relevant expertise and an interest in collaboration.
  • Request to Partner (RTP) – Used when a company is looking for a university research faculty member or team in response to an open or planned federal grant.

See what companies are looking to partner with you today!

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Allied-Bristol Life Sciences Request for Proposals

Overview: Allied-Bristol Life Sciences (ABLS) is a joint venture between Allied Minds and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that works with leading U.S. research institutions to translate innovative science into product opportunities in key therapeutic areas. University researchers will have access to the drug discovery and development expertise provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb; a BMS-affiliated, a cost-effective and fully integrated Drug Discovery and Development Center in India (BBRC; Biocon-BMS, R&D center); and the financial and management experience that Allied Minds offers in order to incubate early-stage innovations.


Requests for Poroposals in Six Therapeutic Areas:

Cardiovascular Diseases
Genetically defined diseases


Award & Proposal:  ABLS is currently accepting proposals for collaboration on a rolling basis, reviewing them monthly, to identify strong therapeutic candidates and has a large research budget (up to $16M per program) dedicated for projects with partner universities.


IP: ABLS is interested in licensing opportunities. Please work with your technology licensing officer to determine whether this program is suitable for you.


Deadline: One page non-confidential applications can be submitted to:  with a copy sent to the Office for Innovation via Ashley Chan at Please see more details and application on the Office for Innovation website:


Note: Your application should only contain NON-confidential information. Providing any non-published, confidential information in this application is equivalent to disclosing information publicly. Should you have questions about your submission, please contact the ECOS Office for Innovation at:

Info & Application

Matt Rhodes

Matt Rhodes, Entrepreneur In Residence for the Eberly College of Science, talks a little about his background and how to get involved in innovation.

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