Penn Center for Innovation

Joint call for proposals for medical devices and health technology

Posted on July 12, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn Health-Tech and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation invite faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to submit proposals for pilot funding by September 23, 2019 at 5pm. The goal of this funding is to support the development of medical device and health…

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PCI at Life Science Future – MedTech 2019

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta


On Wednesday, July 10, the Philadelphia region hosted the first Life Science Future – MedTech conference at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. The day-long conference connected those in the Mid-Atlantic medical device, diagnostics, and digital health community, including researchers, startups, business leaders, and investors with the goal of forming relationships that could take products and…

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Philly drone startup raises $16 million, with CIA’s venture capital arm pitching in (Inquirer)

Posted on July 3, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Exyn Technologies, the Philadelphia robotics pioneers, announced Friday that the company has raised $16 million to expand operations. The privately-held tech firm founded by Vijay Kumar, the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Engineering school, has long been on the forefront of aerial drone development. Read More The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 2019

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May and June 2019 News Roundup

Posted on June 30, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

May and June 2019 news stories about PCI and innovation at Penn. and in Philadelphia:   May 10: Leggy bots, flying bots, building bots: Here’s what Penn’s robotics hub is up to ( May 13: For Philly Tech Week, a showcase of cutting-edge robots (Penn Today) May 19: ‘A better story’: PACT rally lauds top…

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Leggy bots, flying bots, building bots: Here’s what Penn’s robotics hub is up to (Technically Philly)

Posted on May 21, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

Technically Philly, May 10, 2019 Celebration is critical and today we’re celebrating robots, Dean Miller said to the crowd gathered in Pennovation Center, the University of Pennsylvania’s research hub in Grays Ferry on Wednesday morning. Read More

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For Philly Tech Week, a showcase for cutting-edge robots (Penn Today)

Posted on — Kat Hinkel

Penn Today, May 8, 2019 Gavin Kenneally is set to finish his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering soon, but when he stepped up to the podium yesterday before an audience of Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs and potential funders, he was wearing a different hat: co-founder of Ghost Robotics. Read More

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PCI April 2019 News Roundup

Posted on April 30, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

April 2019 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: April 1 – 3 ways the Pennovation Center helps its women entrepreneurs accomplish their goals ( Philly) April 2 – Evolution of CAR T-cell immunotherapy in terms of patenting activity (Nature) April 3 – Amplify Philly drew 3,500 fans at SXSW. But what exactly does…

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Quarterly Patents (January, February, March 2019)

Posted on March 31, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

We are proud to recognize the following inventors who have been issued patents in the last quarter. Congratulations! US Patents (23) Country Principal Investigator Patent # Patent Title  Issue Date United States Amaravadi 10,221,140 Asymmetric Bisaminoquinolines and Bisaminoquinolines with Varied Linkers as Autophagy Inhibitors for Cancer and other Therapy  3/5/2019 United States Chen 10,224,481 Mechanical…

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PCI March 2019 News Roundup

Posted on — Kat Hinkel

March 2019 news stories about innovation at Penn. Some highlights: March 13 – Ostiio wants to improve quality of life for kids with craniofacial defects (MedCity News) March 19 – Bala Cynwyd venture fund raises $273 million to profit from colleges’ ‘life-changing’ products ( March 20 – Kevin B. Mahoney Named CEO of University of…

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Penn at SXSW (Penn Today, March 14)

Posted on March 14, 2019 — Kat Hinkel

This is the third year the Penn Center for Innovation has led a group of University-affiliated startups to the conferences and festivals in Austin. Every March in Austin, South by Southwest—or SXSW for short—features various festivals and conferences that mesh film, music, and interactive media. For the past three years, the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), in an…

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