Penn Center for Innovation

Introducing the 2021 Pennovation Accelerator Eco-Impact Cohort

Posted on July 19, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The 2021 Pennovation Accelerator officially launched Monday, July 12th for the program’s fourth summer! The Pennovation Eco-Impact Accelerator cohort companies share a common mission to create products or technologies that have a positive impact on the environment. By solving problems related to sustainability, energy production, climate change, urbanization, agriculture, waste reduction and recycling, among other global challenges, these companies also aim…

PACT Recognizes Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences Innovation and Leaders in the Philadelphia Region at the 2021 Enterprise Awards

Posted on July 1, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, culminated two days celebrating the Philadelphia region’s technology, healthcare and life sciences innovators and leaders at the 2021 PACT Enterprise Awards. Following the region’s first, large-scale gathering post-pandemic, the virtual event recognized 27 outstanding individuals and organizations through nine competitive categories.  The healthcare innovator award went to…

Quantitative Radiology Solutions receives 510(k) FDA clearance

Posted on April 21, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Quantitative Radiology Solutions (QRS), a privately-held company that enables body-wide analysis of medical images to personalize cancer treatment decisions, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Automatic Anatomy Recognition (AAR) technology for use in radiation treatment planning. AAR is a software-only medical device that automatically…

PCI Ventures Annual Spotlight 2020

Posted on March 12, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The PCI Ventures team is proud to announce their 2020 Annual Spotlight, a review of the startups, deals, and portfolio highlights of the previous calendar year. Read the Spotlight

PCI Ventures Virtual Pitch Event Recap

Posted on December 15, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On December 10th, 2020, PCI Ventures hosted their first Virtual Pitch Day.  A virtual audience of investors and stakeholders heard from 12 innovative startups in Therapeutics, Diagnostic Devices and Digital Health, and Advanced Materials. Companies pitched for 10 minutes followed by a short question and answer session. This virtual event was an exciting opportunity for…

Philly start-ups pivot and scramble, trying to survive and thrive amid pandemic

Posted on November 23, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

A look at the different ways businesses are changing to adapt to COVID. The article features Pennovation tenant Tozuda: “Many other entrepreneurs had to come up with new ideas. Jessie Garcia, founder of Tozuda (, a head impact sensor for concussions, survived a succession of hard knocks. Some studies involving team sports that Garcia was…

FloBio selected as a 2020 Falling Walls finalist for Science Start-Up Breakthrough of the Year

Posted on October 22, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

FloBio, an early stage medical diagnostic company announced that it was selected by Falling Walls Venture as a finalist for the Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year in the category of Science Start-Ups.   FloBio is breaking the wall of diagnosing bleeding and thrombotic risk by pioneering a novel point-of-care diagnostic platform that enables clinicians…

Colliers LabNotes Interview with Michael Poisel of PCI Ventures

Posted on September 16, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Colliers LabNotes provides a curated summary of the market news of the discoveries, successes, investments and deals that are shaping the Philadelphia Life Sciences cluster.  In their recent newsletter, they featured a video interview with PCI Ventures’ Michael Poisel.  

PCI Ventures, Pennovation & Penn-affiliated companies represented at PACT 2020 Capital Conference

Posted on August 21, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities.  Each year, out of 100+ submissions, around 45 Entrepreneurial Companies are chosen to pitch their innovations live in front of investors, professional advisors, and key decision makers at the Capital Conference. This year, a number…

Pennovation Accelerator moves online

Posted on July 22, 2020 — Jessica Jones Gupta

In its third summer, the six-week program for startup companies went entirely virtual, but that didn’t stop the cohort of entrepreneurs from learning, networking, and innovating. Read More on Penn Today