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Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Karikó and Weissman were named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame for their mRNA research which made covid-19 vaccines possible.

Vijay Kumar of Penn Engineering and Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

The NAI Fellows Program is considered the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

Nokia Bell Labs Prize: Prototype ferroelectric-diode-based memory device

Jariwala, Olsson and Stach’s first prize-winning proposal presents a prototype ferroelectric-diode-based memory device.

Penn’s Faculty innovators are celebrated 

On December 6th, the Penn Center for Innovation held its 7th annual Celebration of Innovation at the Singh Center of Nanotechnology.

Penn Ranks Number 15 on Report of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2021

The National Academy of Inventors & the Intellectual Property Owners Association ranked Penn in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2021.

Pennovation Accelerator’s 2022 Pitch Day

The Pennovation Accelerator, an annual six week program that teaches local startups about business development, held their fifth annual Pitch Day at the Pennovation Center.

PCI Startup Vital Start Health Wins 2022 Citizens Small Business Community Champions Award for their Work in Neonatal Care

PCI startup Vital Start Health empowers clinicians and caregivers by giving them a digital platform to improve neonatal care.

Penn Medicine Ranks on List of Top US Health Systems by Merative and Fortune

Penn Medicine ranked number two out of the top five large health systems, second only to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 

Carisma Therapeutics CEO Steve Kelly Wins Entrepeneur of the Year for Greater Philadelphia Region

Kelly is the CEO of Carisma Therapeutics, a PCI startup that provides cellular immunotherapy for solid tumors.

FY22 President’s Innovation Prizes Awarded

Awarded annually, the President’s Innovation Prize empowers Penn students to design and undertake a post-graduation startup company that makes a positive, lasting difference in the world.


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