Penn Center for Innovation

Philly Tech Week: PCI Round up

Posted on May 8, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

From April 27 to May 5, Philadelphia celebrated the 8th annual  Philly Tech Week. As a sponsor, Penn participated in many events, including hosting the “Grow” track at the new Introduced by Technically conference on May 3, and bringing together several departments and organizations for a trade show table at the Signature Event on Friday…

PCI March 2018 News Roundup

Posted on March 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

March 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: March 8 – Celebrating Penn’s innovators (Penn Today) March 12 – SXSW Day 1: Philadelphia Doesn’t Want to Be the Silicon Valley of Anything (Philly Mag) March 14 – SXSW Day 2: How Philly Stands Out at the Trade Show (Philly Mag) March 19 –…

PCI February 2018 News Roundup

Posted on February 28, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

February 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Feb 7 – At SXSW, a two-story ‘house’ hopes to #AmplifyPhilly (Technically Philly) Feb 20 – 12 Networking Tips for Philadelphians Who Hate Networking (PBJ) Feb 21 – Penn & Novartis: On the front line of the war on cancer (Philadelphia Business Journal) Feb 26…

PCI January 2018 News Roundup

Posted on January 31, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

January 2018 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Jan 8 – At JPM 2018: Three Challenges That Will Define Health Care’s Future (LinkedIn) Jan 16 ‐ Penn researchers identify new treatment target formelanoma (EurekAlert!) Jan 22 – Celgene to Buy Juno Therapeutics for $9 Billion (WSJ) Jan 22 – These are Philly’s top…

PCI December 2017 News Roundup

Posted on December 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

December 2017 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Dec. 14 –STEM startup ideas showcased at Pennovation Center (Penn Current) Dec. 14 — Navigating medical device development at every stage (Penn Current) Dec. 19 — Here’s What Was Accomplished at Penn’s Pennovation Center This Year (Philly Mag) Dec. 19 — FDA approves Spark’s gene therapy…

PCI October 2017 News Roundup

Posted on October 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

October 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Oct. 10 – Why downtown universities help fuel the urban startup ecosystem (Curbed) Oct. 10 – Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities (Brookings) Oct. 11  – “Commercialization Guide” makes an impact as outreach tool for Penn (Technology Transfer…

Penn Ranked #4 by Brookings for “downtown universities by licensing deals, disclosures, licensing income, patents, and startups”

Posted on October 10, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

Report: Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities Scott Andes | October 10, 2017 A new report, “Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities,” compares the commercial outcomes of downtown research universities to their peers located in the suburbs or rural areas. On a per-student basis, “downtown” universities outperform in licensing…

PCI September 2017 News Roundup

Posted on September 30, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

September 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Sept. 19 – Philly’s got nano (Technically Philly) Sept. 19 – Penn’s New Guide to Commercializing Tech a Good Step for Philly (Philly Mag) Sept. 26  – U Penn ramps up industry sponsorships as percent of funding jumps from 6% to 15%…

PCI August 2017 News Roundup

Posted on August 31, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

August 2017 held many excellent news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: Aug. 18 – How HIV Became A Cancer Cure (Wall St Journal) Aug. 30 – Penn’s ‘Living Drug’ For Tough Childhood Leukemia Gains Historic Approval (Philly Voice) August 2017 – PCI Pulse (Newsletter)

Cancer’s Newest Miracle Cure (TIME, 8/10/17)

Posted on August 11, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

By Alice Park for Time Magazine, August 10, 2017 With the usual mix of anticipation and apprehension, Kaitlyn Johnson is getting ready to go to her first summer camp. She’s looking forward to meeting new friends and being able to ride horses, swim and host tea parties. She’s also a little nervous and a little scared, like…