Penn Center for Innovation

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

NOVEMBER 18th, 2014

Philadelphia -

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.

“The new Penn Center for Innovation that we inaugurate today embraces great teamwork as an organizing principle and is part of a major plan to advance innovation at Penn,” said Gutmann.  Read More >>

PCI launch event with President Amy Gutmann and Mayor Michael Nutter

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th
4:00PM
Location TBA

Speakers:
President Amy Gutmann
Mayor Michael Nutter

“A Tale of Two Faculty Founders-Part I”

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences PCI Intro Event Series

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
Location: Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall
Seminar: 5 – 6pm
Reception: 6 – 7pm

Speakers:
Mark Allen, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE and MEAM
Boon Loo, Associate Professor, CIS

Topic:
Mark Allen and Boon Loo will discuss their experiences as founders of university startup companies—their role as founder, motivations, challenges and successes, and what they know now that they wish they knew then.

Celebrating Innovation at Penn - the Silfen Forum

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Penn’s South Bank – 3401 Grays Ferry Ave

Featuring:
Pennovation talks
President Amy Gutman with special guest Walter Isaacson
Pennovation Center Ceremonial Groundbreaking
Networking Reception, South Bank tours

More information at www.upenn.edu/innovation

“Patents—What, Why, and How”

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences PCI Intro Event Series

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th
Seminar: 5 – 6pm
Reception: 6 – 7pm
Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall

Speakers:
Paul Ragusa, Patent Attorney/Partner, Baker Botts
Jennifer Langenberger, PCI Director Intellectual Property

Topic:
General discussion of what is patentable subject matter, value of university patents, optimal timing, introduction to new web portal for submitting an invention disclosure to PCI

“Penn Center for Innovation—A Novel Approach to Commercialization”

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences PCI Intro Event Series

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th
Wu & Chen Auditorium, 3330 Walnut Street

Speakers:
Laurie Actman, PCI COO
Keith Marmer, PCI CBO
Trude Amick, PCI Director, Science and Engineering

Topic:

Discussion of evolution of CTT into PCI, broadened responsibilities, new goals and structure, PCI New Ventures, and introduction to PCI staff working with SEAS, SAS and Penn Design

Y-Prize Kick-off Event

WEDNESDAY SEPT 24th

6:30PM

Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

More details here: http://yprize.upenn.edu/

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.

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Penn Leadership Discusses PCI