Penn Center for Innovation

University of Pennsylvania to Showcase New Technology, Start ups and Resources for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SXSW

Posted on March 9, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

March 9th, 2017–Philadelphia Contact: Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications & Program Officer, Penn Center for Innovation,, 215-573-198 The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) will be highlighting some of its technology, start ups and innovation assets at the SXSW Interactive Tradeshow in Austin, TX from March 12th – 15th. Penn is one of the sponsors of…

Cash for brains: B.Franklin Tech pumps $2.3M to 16 start-ups

Posted on February 1, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 2017 “Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Philadelphia-based, state-backed startup/early-stage investment fund, says it’s spreading $2.3 million among 16 new and repeat companies set up by locally-based brains: Jenrin Discovery Inc. (Ross. J. Chorvat, Wilmington, Del.) — developing “small-molecule drugs” that “selectively target peripheral receptors” for liver disease, diabetes, obesity….

Quarterly Patents (Oct., Nov., Dec. 2016)

Posted on January 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents Country PI Patent # Patent Title Issue Date United States Bau 9,476,102 Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Reactor with Integrated Solid State Membrane  10/25/2016 United States Carpick 9,478,244 Method and Material for Protecting Magnetic Information Storage…

Calling all creatives for new Comcast-Pennovation Challenge

Posted on January 20, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

Check out this article on the Comcast-Pennovation Challenge to develop IoT applications for Comcast’s machineQ platform. Applications are due on January 30th. Read more on PennCurrent website Learn more on PCI’s Website Application here

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Posted on February 26, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

February 29 – March 2: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professions to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its seventh year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at…

I-Corps Blog: CPR Connect

Posted on February 23, 2016 — Kat Hinkel

CPR Connect, one of the teams in the Spring 2016 Penn I-Corps Site Accelerator, has been documenting their experience so far.  Week 1: CPR Connect, an innovative digital health technology, aims to reduce emergency response times and improve patient outcomes of cardiac arrest victims. Using a novel wearable device, our technology better locates victims of…

September is Robotics Month

Posted on September 1, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

This year, PCI will be presenting some in-depth looks at research areas within Penn. We’ll be starting out the new school year with a look at Penn’s robotics researchers, labs, projects, student initiatives, and clubs.  We’ll be sharing videos, interviews, tweets, blog posts, and profiles, giving you a closer look into the great work going…

Penn I-Corps Summer Accelerator – Day 1

Posted on June 10, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

On Tuesday June 9, PCI hosted the first convening of our Penn I-Corps summer accelerator. 14 teams attended, 4 were selected at random to present to the room, and everyone learned more about customer segments and the Business Canvas.