Calendar of events hosted by PCI, the Penn community, and our regional partners.

Cellicon Valley ’21 – The Future of Cell and Gene Therapies


As home to the first FDA-approved cell and gene therapies, Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are international leaders who have helped propel Philadelphia into Cellicon Valley, with the University of Pennsylvania ranking 1st among global universities for CAR-T cell patents according to Nature. CAR T represents a turning point in the history of […]

PACT Capital Conference

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. As the oldest, most established venture conference in the Northeast, this event draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success. Learn more […]

Beyond the Bench: Building a Startup with Small Business Grants


All are welcome to join the PCI Ventures team as they share “secrets to success” for submitting a highly competitive proposal to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. Learn about the different funding mechanisms and entrepreneurial resources available to companies, as well as best practices for crafting a compelling […]


RAIN 2021 – Collaboration as the New Normal


The University City Science Center annual RAIN Conference is back on July 22nd - and taking place in-person! When the pandemic hit, even perceived competitors collaborated for the greater good, which is why this year's program will explore “Goodwill,” a theme that has emerged as we move towards our collective new normal. Conference Agenda: Welcome […]


Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Deadline


Improving Access to Care As part of our broader pledge to help support frontline healthcare workers and help provide equitable health solutions for communities of color, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is proud to further our 120-year commitment to nurses, including advocating for, elevating and empowering nurses as innovative leaders who strengthen health systems and change human health […]




An annual three-day innovation celebration started in 2019 to highlight Philadelphia as a fantastic place to live and work; to create meaningful connections locally and globally between people and organizations doing innovative work; and ignite new ideas and inspire changemakers of the future.

Life Sciences Future – BioPharm

The most popular conference features but will focus on various topics within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Learn More.

2021 ITMAT Symposium

Smilow Center for Translational Research Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme this year will be "Translational Science in a Pandemic World." The event will allow for virtual and in-person attendance. More details will be announced later this summer about the format. 2021 Featured Speakers:  J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Susan Weiss, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Linfa Wang, PhD BSc, Duke-NUS Medical School Jean Laurent […]

Accelerating Innovation in Orthopaedics


Musculoskeletal conditions affect approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide, manifesting themselves as lower back problems, knee aches, jaw pain, arthritis and even inflammatory diseases such as lupus. While fixing musculoskeletal conditions has come a long way since the wooden splint, there still remains room for innovation to personalize surgery options and develop new, less invasive techniques […]

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