When it’s time to launch new ventures or sustain existing ones, there’s no room for failure. New initiatives require careful strategizing to hit the mark. Existing products or projects require fresh thinking to continue exciting new audiences and customers. Partners can tap into the talents of students and faculty immersed in state-of-the-art technology and trends in business, industry, and government. These solution incubators in key fields are:
- The Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT)
- The Food Science and Technology Center
- The Government Technology Institute (GTI)
- The Security Center of Excellence (SCE)
- The Agile Lean Center (ALC)
HU created the centers and institutes to provide experiential opportunities for students, bridge to businesses and organizations, and drive economic development. Companies and organizations such as Microsoft, UNISYS, Hershey, CISCO, NRG Energy, Gannet Fleming and CA Technologies partner with the centers and institutes to:
- Educate clients, customers, and audiences on their offerings through product launches, client user group meetings, executive briefings, educational seminars, and conferences.
- Present best practices or case studies of achievements.
- Pilot solutions, or demonstrate product and service capabilities.
- Engage HU faculty and students to help develop prototypes or pilot projects.
- Conduct internships that introduce HU students – the region’s future STEM workers – to industry technology and standards.
How can HU’s centers help you? Bring your ideas and explore the possibilities with Steven Infanti, Associate Vice President for Marketing, at email Sinfanti@HarrisburgU.edu. Learn more about HU’s Centers & Institutes by browsing the links below.
Centers & Institutes at a Glance
The Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT) advances the use of entertainment and learning technologies across a variety of industries, and aims to build a talented workforce in interactive media and learning technologies, as well as serve as a regional champion of this rapidly growing field, by coordinating with other innovative new media organizations throughout the nation.
The Food Science & Technology Center promotes food science & technology research and education through the creation of academic programs and industry partnerships that increase the number of qualified food professionals and support economic development within Pennsylvania and the northeast region of the United States.
The Government Technology Institute (GTI) provides education, training, resources, and networks in which government technology leaders and professionals can learn, collaborate and explore effective technology solutions for Pennsylvania. The GTI is also the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and represents this University’s ongoing commitment to building meaningful collaboration between government, business and higher education.
The Agile Lean Center (ALC) provides professional development, certificates, academic offerings, resources, and networks using agile and lean business processes to achieve improved business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses. These improved business processes are used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.