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

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 […]

New Patenting Strategies for Life Science Inventors


On the 2nd Monday of each month in the Fall, join local entrepreneurs and investors for discussions on commercializing university med tech. At this session, Dr. Kathryn Doyle, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr will discuss the latest trends in patenting and how that is influencing the life science sector and investing.  This is the […]

Med-Tech Devices with Katherine Reuther, Ph.D., MBA


Katherine Reuther, Ph.D., MBA, Executive Director of the Penn Center for Health-Devices and Technology discusses resources to support your medical device idea. Learn about resources available at Penn to support your commercialization and entrepreneurship goals. Register here Following registration, you will be emailed a zoom link

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 […]

2022 American Nurses Association Innovation Awards Deadline


The ANA Innovation Awards highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. Awards will be presented to a nurse and a nurse-led team whose product, program, project, or practice best exemplify nurse-led innovation in patient safety and/or outcomes. Application Submissions Open: June 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. EDT Application Submissions Close: October 31, […]


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.

VC 101 for University Entrepreneurs


On the 2nd Monday of each month in the Fall, join local entrepreneurs and investors for discussions on commercializing university med tech. At this session, Kirsten Leute, Senior Vice President, Osage University Partners provides an introduction to venture capital particularly for university inventors and startups. This is the 3rd of four events this fall. Each […]

Pennovation Works resources for engineering


Anish Kumar, Managing Director of Pennovation Works, discusses resources for emerging startups at the Pennovation Works campus. Register here. Learn about resources available at Penn to support your commercialization and entrepreneurship goals. Following registration, you will be emailed a zoom link

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. […]

Celebration of Innovation 2021

Singh Center for Nanotechnology 3205 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Please join the Penn Center for Innovation for the sixth annual Celebration of Innovation, an event where the Penn innovation community and our stakeholders gather to recognize the achievements of our faculty, researchers, startups and partners. This year we are very pleased to offer hybrid attendance options for the event at the beautiful Singh Center […]

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