What We Do

We are unleashing the next generation of entrepreneurs and fostering innovation at Harrisburg University — and across Central Pennsylvania.

What We Do

We are unleashing the next generation of entrepreneurs and fostering innovation at Harrisburg University — and across Central Pennsylvania.

CIE exists to bring important scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and academic research to the marketplace in the following areas:

Technology

Artificial intelligence
Machine learning
Data analytics
Gamification
Biotechnology

Industries

Manufacturing
Health care
Agriculture

Who We Work With

Students

Some of the best ideas are waiting within the walls of Harrisburg University. If you have a business idea, we want to set you up for success. Our launchU startup challenge is designed to help you explore a business idea with the help of expert mentors at no cost.

Business Owners

Whether you run a business or have an idea for one, we equip you with the resources and knowhow to scale your startup or get it off the ground. We also host regular events to help you — and your network of investors, advisors, and other business owners — grow.

Faculty

We work with you to design student projects that align to industry interests and set students up for success after graduation. We can also introduce you to a larger audience to position you as a subject matter expert within a particular industry or help facilitate technology transfer.

Partners

Our corporate partners benefit from early access to technology, innovation infrastructure innovation at a low cost, high brand awareness, and more. Learn more about becoming a partner.

How We Do It

We bring together the forces that help startups get started.

COMMUNITY

We host monthly meetups and showcases on a regular basis to connect ideas, entrepreneurs, and investors.

CAPITAL & TALENT

We give you the space and resources you need to develop your idea — and exclusive access to HU’s best and brightest.

ADVICE

We provide one-on-one consulting from CIE team members and advisors, ongoing workshops, and other support initiatives.

LEGAL

We can help you navigate the world of IP, trademarks, incorporating, contractual agreements, and other legal hurdles.

Ready to get started?

Whether you already run a business, have an idea for a new one, or just want to have a conversation, let’s chat.

OFFICE

326 Market St,
Harrisburg, PA 17101

CONTACT US