COVID-19 Resources

Thank you for being flexible given the circumstance our world is facing and working together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus within our community.

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Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education is also available to assist regional businesses.

The NorthCentral PA LaunchBox Virtual Tour provided by Visit Clearfield County

It’s a good time to start up.

From accelerator programs, to legal advice, to co-working space, we're here to help.

Supporting manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs,
growing and attracting talented innovators and entrepreneurs,
and creating new high-knowledge, high-technology businesses in the region.

powdered metal technical training

Technical Training Center

The North Central PA LaunchBox and Penn State DuBois offer customized corporate training programs developed and facilitated by subject matter experts who are highly credentialed in their fields. Courses include:
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Die Setter Training Program
  • Fracture and Failure Analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Supervision Essentials Series

Invest in our Shared Future

The sustainability of the North Central PA LaunchBox relies on the contributions of alumni, friends, and community leaders who see the potential for our campus to serve as a launching point for students and entrepreneurs. For a limited time, the University is offering a one-to-one match for gifts of $25,000 or more to establish a named endowment directed toward the North Central PA LaunchBox—doubling your gift and doubling your support for generations to come. Now is the perfect time for community members who share our entrepreneurial vision to invest in our own region’s future. An individual donor or company that commits a single gift or pledge commitment of $1 million to fully endow the North Central PA LaunchBox will receive the University match and will be offered LaunchBox naming rights. Program deadline: June 30, 2022, or until $1 million in matching funds have been awarded, whichever happens first.

Co-working Space

Our no-cost co-working space is open to the public:

Mon-Fri from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Whether a startup company or an established business, North Central PA LaunchBox provides access to a co-working space, located in DuBois, to allow for collaboration and the advancement of ideas and initiatives.

Idea Lab

The Idea Lab offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to utilize various levels of 3D printers and a commercial vinyl printer to create prototypes, marketing materials, and so much more.

The Idea Lab is located in the Swift Building.

Learn to use the 3-D printers with Rapid Prototyping Classes for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 can be found here.

Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

Provides a variety of free legal services related to startups.

Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Provides entrepreneurs free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

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news & events

David and Deborah Ross establish endowment for North Central PA LaunchBox
DuBOIS, Pa. — Longtime campus supporters David and Deborah Ross have established a new endowment that will support efforts of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois. The Dr. David S. and Deborah M. Ross LaunchBox Endowment...
Courses at NCPA LaunchBox to help public ‘Excel’ in business
DuBOIS, Pa - Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education will offer two courses at the North Central PA LaunchBox in August to help explore the ways Microsoft Excel can be used to manage business. Basic and Intermediate Excel courses...
Growth of Powder Metal Industry focus of LaunchBox Speaker Series program
Bud Jones of Symmco Inc. in Sykesville, Pennsylvania will offer the program "Welcome to the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology" at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14, via Zoom. Jones is president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology representing the Metal Powder...
Clearfield County awards $880,000 in CHIRP Funding with help from NCPA LaunchBox
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois partnered with Clearfield County Commissioners recently to process applications for the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Authorized and allocated by the state, Clearfield County distributed a...
LaunchBox announces winners in inaugural Dare to Dream Competition
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox helped to make the end of the school year memorable for two students from DuBois Area High School. Peyton Kifer and Abigail Riffe, both 14 years old, were named winners in the...
Program for small business owners June 9 offers post-pandemic marketing skills ‘Social Media Marketing During COVID and POST-COVID Economy’ open to the public; hosted by NorthCentral PA LaunchBox
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox will offer small business owners the chance to build marketing skills coming out of the pandemic with the latest program in the LaunchBox Speaker Series. ‘Social Media Marketing During a COVID and...

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