Posted: March 18, 2021

Review our conversation with Dan Azzara about his experience working with the PSU College of Agricultural Science's Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) program.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) Program works to add value to new ideas and research discoveries by creating entrepreneurial success across the College of Agricultural Sciences. Key to the program’s success was the development of an entrepreneurial culture throughout the College. This included gaining support of leadership, identifying stakeholders, providing programs for faculty and student engagement, reward and recognition of accomplishments and outward communication of results. In this discussion, Dan Azzara reviews the current state of the entrepreneurial culture and present plans for future improvement. 

Note: Closed captioning for this video is coming soon in Spring 2023.


Dan Azzara is the Alan R. Warehime Professor of Food and Agriculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. In this position, he is responsible for building interdisciplinary programs integrating technical, business and international perspectives. He also serves as the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Here, he works in the College to develop a strong Entrepreneurship and Innovation program that includes students, faculty, industry partners and alumni as stakeholders. Dan also teaches classes in Innovation Management, Business Strategy and International Agriculture as well as mentors students preparing for positions in industry. He plans to continue work designed to better understand how industry, academia, and policy makers interface to address challenges in the global food sector.