Research and Economic Development

The Research and Economic Development (RED) division offers students experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, workforce development, internships, grants and sponsored research. For additional information, call 570-422-7920 or


Business Accelerator Program - The ESU Business Accelerator Program provides an entrepreneurial environment that encourages innovation and supports business start-ups. Students interested in starting a business benefit from business plan assistance, networking, funding, and opportunities to work with early-stage companies.

Entrepreneurship Leadership Center (ELC) - The ELC provides the resources and tools to bridge the gap between a student business idea and the creation of a new company. Students from all majors can participate in mentoring sessions and business plan competitions. The ELC also coordinates the university’s Web-Based Internship Network (WIN).

The Entrepreneurship Club is a student organization of innovative like-minded student entrepreneurs who are engaged in developing creative business ideas. Students collaborate with business owners, faculty and staff, and have the opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs and investors.

Office of Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development provides client companies with workforce development resources and customized training programs, including educational opportunities offered through the university. Client companies also provide students with internships, externships, and graduate assistantships.

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) provides students with opportunities to participate in grants and sponsored research. The office supports faculty, students and staff in all phases of their externally funded grants and research opportunities. The OSPR works closely with the office of the Provost in identifying, applying for, and receiving grants funds, and conducting research or other scholarly activities.