Pennovation Works

A distinctive blend of offices, labs, and production space developed by Penn to link the intellectual and entrepreneurial initiatives necessary for advancing knowledge and generating economic development.

The Pennovation Works is anchored by the Pennovation Center, a business incubator and laboratory that aligns and integrates researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the commercialization of research discoveries. Intended to marry entrepreneurs with an expert workforce and scientifically advanced facilities, key features of the Pennovation Center are the common creative spaces, including coworking areas, a cafe, and a venue for events and programs.


The 23-acre campus also include the Pennovation Lab, and the Office Building. For leasing inquiries, commercialization information, maps & directions, click here. 

The Pennovation Works Campus is located at 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, adjacent to Penn’s campus and the Health System complex.

Pennovation Center

Pennovation Startup Accelerator

Pennovation Startup Accelerator invites a cohort of local startups to engage in a six-week program to develop their business strategy and cultivate their network.  Cohort companies are hosted at the Pennovation Center and participate in weekly educational sessions presented by subject matter experts.  Each company is paired with an experienced mentor to advise them on their journey. In addition, curated networking events help immerse the companies into the larger Philadelphia entrepreneurial community.

The Pennovation Accelerator concludes with Demo Day, where companies pitch to mentors, investors, and peers at the Pennovation Center.


  • Each company is paired with an individual mentor
  • Free desk membership at the Pennovation Center for the duration of Accelerator (6/10 -7/26) + 1 additional month free* (Until August 31st)
  • Six weeks of training from subject matter experts
  • Curated Weekly networking events
  • Complimentary AWS credit package
  • Opportunity to pitch to investors at final Demo Day

*After completing full 6 week program

Applications are closed for Summer 2021. They will reopen in late spring 2022.

TrueTone pitching at the Pennovation Accelerator


Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS launched JPOD @ Philadelphia in collaboration with Penn to accelerate healthcare innovation and commercialization in Philadelphia and beyond. The JPOD is housed inside the Pennovation Center.

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