PCI works in partnership with Penn faculty, staff, and graduate students to advance discoveries and ideas towards new products, services, and businesses that provide benefits back to Penn, its inventors, and society.
After a new idea or invention is discussed with and disclosed to PCI, there are many possible commercialization pathways it could take, from patent protection to licensing or the formation of a startup. The pages and resources below explain these different pathways, and the resources available to Penn faculty and inventors.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Licensing Officer.
You can also read more regarding PCI’s mission and relation to Penn’s different schools on the Penn Engineering Commercialization site.
PCI Webinars and Events
Learn about commercialization by watching recordings of our past speaker series and events. Topics include: venture capital, startups, Penn pathways to the marketplace, support for engineers, and more! Sign up for our monthly newsletter for alerts on upcoming events.