Who We Are

PCI helps to translate Penn discoveries and ideas into new products and businesses for the benefit of society

The Penn Center for Innovation consolidated and unified the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Technology Transfer with other Penn commercialization resources, allowing for a more streamlined experience for Penn researchers and potential business and industry partners. 

Maximizing the ability of Penn researchers to effectively collaborate with the private sector is one of Penn’s highest goals as clearly articulated in Penn Compact 2020, the University’s strategic vision authored by President Amy Gutmann.

Penn Compact 2020 revolves around three major strategic aims for the university: inclusion, innovation, and impact. PCI helps Penn to achieve two of these three vital goals at once by providing Penn innovations and inventors with the best chance to impact the world at large.

PCI’s model facilitates an efficient and comprehensive service for faculty through a variety of means, including:

PCI Leadership

Technology Licensing

Corporate Alliances

PCI Ventures

Penn Medicine Co-Investment Program

Marketing Communications and Programs

SEAS Corporate Outreach

Corporate Contracts

Intellectual Property and Operations

Legal Affairs

Finance

Executive Support

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