Review industry needs posted and updated regularly on this Innovation Gateway site (within the timeframe provided).
Provide information about your research in a simple and brief online form called a 4-Block.
Respond to requests for information, follow-on discussions and meetings from OIP.
Track progress on Innovation Gateway (using your secure Penn State ID to log in)
Begin an enriching research partnership.
Search for funding opportunities, manage your account, and more.
Innovation Gateway opportunities typically fall into 3 categories:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Request to Partner (RTP) – Used when a company is looking for a university research faculty member or team to partner in response to an open or planned federal grant.