Penn Center for Innovation

PCI by the Numbers

Posted on August 13, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI did amazing things this past Fiscal Year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).  Here is PCI by the numbers:



Ranked 1st among global universities for CAR-T cell patents according to Nature: 428 patents for 54 separate T-cell inventions



Ranked 4th for the World’s Most Innovative Universities by Reuters



Agreements facilitated. The highest number of commercialization agreements in PCI history



Facilitated over $200M of licensing income and sponsored research funding combined



Penn startups raised or received $260M in venture capital funding



Generated the most licensing income in history for Penn and its schools and faculty inventors

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