The 2DCC strongly encourages the participation of users from industry in our working groups. Industrial users can access samples, equipment and expertise of the 2DCC through our user program and participate in education and outreach activities offered by the platform.
Penn State has long ranked among the nation’s top universities in industry-sponsored research, and typically partners with more than 400 companies annually. In 2020, NSF ranked PSU #1 in the country in research expenditures in the field of Materials Science.
We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers leveraging state of the art instrumentation and expertise across campus to address challenges from the fundamental to the applied.
In recognition of the high value that industry places on intellectual property, we have recently modified the way that we work with industry; installing simpler and much more flexible procedures. Penn State has also developed a process to support industry use of facilities and fee-for-service work.
Penn State has developed a menu of options to service a wide variety of industry needs. If a company is only interested in securing access to project IP, Penn State may provide an up front royalty-free non-exclusive right to utilize IP for commercial purposes, along with an option to negotiate exclusive rights. Penn State also may offer an up front exclusive license for commercial purposes, subject to a pre-negotiated royalty or fee.
For details about Penn State's IP Policies, visit the website: