Penn Center for Innovation

Celebrating Penn Innovators, Inventors, and Partners

Posted on December 4, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Tuesday, December 3 at the beautiful Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts in the Van Pelt Library, more than 150 Penn inventors and partners came together to celebrate Penn’s innovation achievements during fiscal year 2019. The fourth annual Celebration of Innovation highlighted the best of the University’s innovators from medical devices…

Innovation at ‘Cellicon Valley’

Posted on December 3, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI was featured in a Penn Today article in advance of the fourth annual Celebration of Innovation. The article highlights key PCI facts and figures about ongoing efforts towards translating discoveries and ideas into products and businesses. Read the Article.

B.PHL Recap: Making the most of innovation in our backyard

Posted on October 21, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Philly was abuzz with activity this week with the launch of the first annual B.PHL innovation festival.  The 3-day long festival featured more than 200 panels, workshops, and events and stretched from Temple to Center City, University City, and Grey’s Ferry. Penn participated in B.PHL as a marketing partner, via panels, and as a host…

PACT Capital Conference 2019

Posted on September 23, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Conference is Thursday, September 26, 2019 at XFINITY Live! PACT will offer a full day of content, speakers, networking and company pitches. Each year, the PACT Capital Conference connects the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to investors. It showcases mature companies from the Philadelphia region along with…

What’s hot with VC investors: Lessons from the commercialization speaker series with Barbara Schilberg

Posted on September 19, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI and Penn Medicine were pleased to have Barbara Schilberg of BioAdvance kick off the 2019 fall lunchtime speaker series.  Barbara has more than 30 years of experience working with academic technologies and start-up companies in the life sciences sector.   Her topic, What’s Hot with VC Investors, attracted one of the largest audiences to…

OVPR opened its doors to the Penn community

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research celebrated its new offices at 3600 Civic Center Blvd. by opening its doors to the Penn community and partners. The first annual Navigating Commercialization @ Penn Open House was a huge success, with 110 attendees from all Penn schools and major partners….

Applications are now open for the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn

Posted on August 26, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Most people have heard of a hackathon, but the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is a makerthon. Instead of the classic hackathon focus on software development, a makerthon is where students compete to build innovative hardware solutions for healthcare problems. The makerthon portion of the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is an immersive two-day event to encourage…

LabArchives to provide in-person training for Penn researchers and instructors

Posted on August 23, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn will be holding on-site LabArchives training on September 19-20. Sessions will target investigators new to the electronic research notebook system as well as those interested in learning its more advanced capabilities. Last summer the Vice Provost for Research and the Vice Provost of Education began offering the LabArchives Electronic Research Notebook system for researchers, instructors,…

Having trouble navigating the commercialization process? Our Open House is for you!

Posted on August 5, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Tuesday, September 17, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is opening the doors for its first annual Open House. This event is designed to connect the Penn community and partners to the resources, tools, and advice needed to successfully commercialize innovation. During the event, you can meet with the experts at Penn…

The OrVac wins the Pennovation Accelerator Summer 2019 Pitch Day

Posted on July 26, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The competition was stiff at this summer’s Pennovation Accelerator Pitch Day, held on Thursday, July 25.  So much so, that judges deliberation took longer than on any previous pitch day. But in the end, The OrVac, a medical device invented by Tyiwanna Carter, got the win and the prize of $5,000 and six months of…