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Events & Programs

Check out CIE’s networking events, competitions, and educational programs!

Learn about CIE's Entrepreneurial Center

Our Entrepreneurial Center is now open!

Learn about our new space in Strawberry Square!

CIE's Incubator

Get to know our incubator program!

Learn about our current incubatees and what it takes to be a part of our program!

When you become a partner, you get access to:

Innovation infrastructure at a low cost

Access to Harrisburg University facility & network

Early access to cutting edge technology research

Brand association with a leading University

Strong brand awareness with leading entrepreneurs

Networking opportunities


Research the value of technology, evaluate data, and/or address business needs using student working groups with faculty and staff oversight from Harrisburg UniversityBASE
Develop strategies for your business using the technology developed or data studied BASE
Access to subject matter experts on HU faculty and staff BASE
Define a prototype, design framework, or develop and determine feasibility of the solution BASE
Access to immersive simulations and simulators, high-definition visualization & laboratories at Harrisburg University when applicableBASE
Build a prototype at low cost before you invest in full development PLATINUM PARTNERS
Public recognition on CIE website as a partner, marketing materials, university signage, events, event programs and signage, etc.BASE
(Company Logo & Link)
Company profile link-out on CIE site—linked logo to a page of sponsor’s choice.BASE
Testimonial on CIE site, including headshot and/or logo PLATINUM PARTNERS
Invitation to CIE annual innovation awards ceremonies and free registration for company affiliated attendees to CIE programsBASE
Additional sponsorship package for participation with CIE programsPLATINUM PARTNERS
Enhanced package of student and faculty support dependent on scope of project defined by partnerPLATINUM PARTNERS
Opportunity to provide presentation proposals for CIE programs, such as Conversations in Innovation & Incubator MeetupsPLATINUM PARTNERS
Opportunity to provide resources (case studies or white papers) for CIE members - Innovators & EntrepreneursPLATINUM PARTNERS
Opportunity for featured speaker in startup community forum – open to public, live-streamed recorded, and published on websitePLATINUM PARTNERS
TALENT DEVELOPMENT (Recruitment & Hiring Opportunities)
Ability to recruit and network at CIE programs and events, as defined by CIE BASE
Work directly with Harrisburg University Career Services to cultivate relationships for recruitment needsBASE
Use of HU facilities for your product launches, user group meetings, special receptions, briefings, client meetings, etc. PLATINUM PARTNERS
Additional tiered sponsorship opportunity for joint Innovation events to your targeted audiencePLATINUM PARTNERS
First mover advantage in technology transfer from HU researchPLATINUM PARTNERS


Michael Hughes
Devlopment Manager
mbl: 717-373-5500 | off: 717-901-5139

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