It’s a great time to start up.

From product development, prototyping, and business planning to technical training, education, and mentorship, the North Central PA LaunchBox is here and ready to serve you.

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

news & events

Penn State DuBois to offer Certified Quality Engineer education program
DuBOIS, Pa. – Continuing and Community Education at Penn State DuBois is preparing to offer the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) education program, with classes scheduled to begin in July. With the constant need for certified quality professionals in the region’s...
NCPA LaunchBox helps baseball and softball players train using virtual reality
DuBOIS, Pa. – For baseball and softball players in Pennsylvania, including those at Penn State DuBois, the offseason months mark a time where skills can dull. For hitters, reading pitches and having your timing locked down are two skills that...
CNB Bank establishes second largest NCPA LaunchBox endowment to date
DUBOIS, Pa. — CNB Bank, headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, has established the second largest endowment to date in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois (NCPA LaunchBox). The organization has pledged $150,000, matched one-to-one by...
Penn State DuBois hosts local students for STEAM Day activities
DuBOIS, Pa. – Penn State DuBois recently hosted 30 students from DuBois Area Middle School for a full day of activities for STEAM Day. After receiving an introduction to Penn State DuBois and the North Central PA LaunchBox, students were...
$50,000 endowment for innovation established with the help of Gasbarre Products
DuBois, Pa. – Gasbarre Products, a long-time partner and friend of Penn State DuBois, continues to invest in regional innovation with the establishment of the Gasbarre Products LaunchBox Endowment in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn...
$50,000 Miller Fabrications Solutions LaunchBox Endowment established
DuBois, PA – After touring the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois and visiting the Idea Lab on the Penn State DuBois campus, Dave Miller, Miller Fabrication Solutions’ chairman of the board, established the Miller Fabrication Solutions...
People taking a class in a technical training center.

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. Now is the perfect time for community members who share our entrepreneurial vision to invest in our own region’s future.

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 DEF Building.

Learn to use the 3-D printers with Rapid Prototyping Classes

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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Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry

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Resource Navigator

The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.

IP Navigator

The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.