College of Medicine launches the Innovation Cafe

The Penn State College of Medicine Office of Technology Development is launching a new initiative called the Innovation Café with an inaugural forum and networking event at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11, at the Hershey Center for Applied Research. The guest speaker will be Stephen Tang, president and CEO of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia and Harrisburg University board member.

As an organization that receives more than $100 million in public and private research funding each year, Penn State Hershey takes seriously its responsibility to play a lead role in nurturing the great ideas that come out of the laboratories, offices, and clinics of physicians and scientists, and to help those ideas grow into the next promising method for preventing or treating disease.

The goal of the Innovation Café is to engage Penn State faculty and staff, the community and regional stakeholders in an ongoing conversation about fueling central Pennsylvania’s “entrepreneurial ecosystem.” This ecosystem is envisioned as a network of people and organizations with the tools and expertise to help bring research ideas out of the places they originate and into the community where they can benefit the most people.

A networking opportunity with light breakfast fare begins at 8 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held on the second floor of the Hershey Center for Applied Research, 1214 Research Park Blvd., Hummelstown/Hershey.

Call 717-531-8496 or email krobey@hmc.psu.edu to RSVP.

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Last Updated January 05, 2012