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The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) bridges the corporate and academic worlds, developing partnerships that align business objectives with Penn State’s strategic initiatives. As a single University entry point, we facilitate access to knowledgeable faculty and researchers, talented students, high-tech facilities, market-ready technologies, and opportunities for philanthropic support of transformational programs.

To discover how a deeper relationship with Penn State supports your company in achieving its business objectives, email Corporate Relations.


With our global view of corporate interactions at Penn State, we are positioned to assist you in identifying partnership opportunities by:

  • Matching your business’ strategic goals (or imperatives) with University initiatives;
  • Identifying robust opportunities for maximizing impact; 
  • Articulating the value proposition the University offers; 
  • Facilitating worthwhile (or effective) interactions between campus leadership and your company representatives;
  • Communicating attainment of collaborative goals and return on philanthropic investment. 

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Corporate investments in Penn State serve as catalysts that help launch relevant new programs, train the best and the brightest, and enable the creation of new technologies.”

Corporate Partner Stories

November 2, 2016
Penn State Electrical Engineering faculty member, Xingjie Ni, has been named a Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This is the first year for the Moore Inventor Fellowships program, which recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.

October 10, 2016
Volvo has been honored as Penn State's 2016 Partner of the Year.The award recognizes AB Volvo as a corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary generosity in promotion and support of Penn State, consistency of giving and support in areas of greatest needs, and impact across the University. 

October 5, 2016
Oilfield service company, Baker Hughes, has donated $1.9M worth of technical software and computers to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Baker Hughes' JewelSuite reservoir modeling software, MFrac hydraulic design and simulation software and Completion ArchiTex 3D completion design software will enhance teaching, learning and research in both the Department of Geosciences and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. 

May 15, 2015
Penn State and Dow have collaborated for years to enrich student experiences, enable student success and foster discovery through research. The partnership was further strengthened today with the announcement that Dow is expanding its current commitment to the University’s Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs by supporting construction of a new building in 2016. The new facility will result in research labs and teaching facilities beyond what is currently available for chemical engineering research at any university, ensuring that Penn State’s Department of Chemical Engineering remains a highly ranked national program.

October 16, 2014
GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State (CCRINGSS) will engage Penn State researchers and students from many disciplines in collaborative work with various industry stakeholders. The center will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management.