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

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 […]

Understanding COVID-19 and Addressing Disparities in Care

Biomedical Research Building 421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Topics include "COVID-19: from biology to equitable care", "The origin and ongoing evolution of SARS-CoV-2", and "Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy among Healthcare Workers of Color." Speakers include Drs. Drew Weissman, Frederic Bushman, Susan Weiss, and Sarah Tishkoff. To join from your web browser:  Watch last year's symposium on YouTube channel

PACT Capital Conference

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

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.

The Power of Pennovation Works: Company Showcase


In recognition of the 5th year anniversary of Pennovation Works, The Power of Pennovation Works: Company Showcase will feature presentations by 5 innovative companies from the Pennovation ecosystem. The speakers will include entrepreneurs from Pennovation Works and affiliated programs including Pennovation Center, Pennovation Accelerator, and JPOD @ Philadelphia. The companies highlighted will vary in stage, […]

Innovation Colloquium: The Need for Nurse Engineers


A panel of nurse engineers discussing the topic: The Need for Nurse Engineers  The panelists include: Sangeeta Agarawal, MS, RN Founder and CEO of Helpsy Erik Andersen, MS, BSN, RN, Innovation Clinical Liaison, WakeMed Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN, Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Kelly Landsman, MN RN, PHN, Biomedical Engineer/Nurse Engineer Moderated by Marion […]


The Power of Pennovation Works: Research and Development


Join this virtual program to learn how the Pennovation Works campus supports research and development, as well as startup growth, via a unique mix of programmatic, community, and facility resources. Success stories will be shared as well as information about key programs through a moderated panel of leading innovators based on the Pennovation Works campus. […]

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