Penn Center for Innovation

Annually, PCI honors faculty who received a patent in the previous fiscal year by presenting them with a personalized patent cube. We also present special awards highlighting inventors, patents, deals, startups, and partners.

 

Winners of FY2017 Celebration of Innovation (held in Feb. 2018):

2017/18 Deal of the Year Award:

  • Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D. – 2017 License Restructuring Between Penn and mRNA Ribotherapeutics and Sublicenses to BioNTech and Another Large Biotechnology Company

2017/18 Startup of the Year Award:

  • EnaChip Inc.

2017/18 Partner of the Year Award:

  • IP Group

2017/18 Biomedical Device of the Year Award: Haim H. Bau, Ph.D.

  • Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Reactor with Integrated Solid State Membrane (US 9,476,102)

2017/18 Emerging Inventor of the Year Award:

  • Daniel J. Powell, Ph.D.

2017/18 Inventor of the Year Award:

  • Yvonne J. Paterson, Ph.D.

 

Winners of FY2016 Celebration of Innovation (held in May. 2017):

2016/17 Deal of the Year Award

2016/17 Startup of the Year Award

2016/17 Partner of the Year Award

2016/17 Biomedical Device of the Year Award

2016/17 Inventor of the Year Award