Penn Center for Innovation

The Energy Innovation Lab is now accepting applications

Posted on July 21, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), in partnership with Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has launched The Energy Innovation Lab, a small business incubator designed to empower energy entrepreneurs whose product or service ideas have the potential to reimagine the future of the energy industry, increase energy efficiency and affordability, and help PGW and the City meet their 2050 climate action goals.

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…

Low-cost Electrochemical Advanced Diagnostic COVID test research published in PNAS

Posted on July 14, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Latest research by Penn Medicine’s Cesar de la Fuente, PhD in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: “High-frequency testing is urgently needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here, we introduce Low-cost Electrochemical Advanced Diagnostic (LEAD), a diagnostic test that detects SARS-CoV-2 within 6.5 min, costs $1.50 per unit, and uses easily…

Webinar Recording: Tips from Early Stage Investors

Posted on May 25, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Gain insight from Venture Capitalists who focus on investing in early stage University startups. Recorded on May 19, 2021. Three VCs discuss the lessons learned from early stage investing using personal real-world examples. This talk features: Manny Stockman, Principle, Osage University Partners Brett Topche, Managing Director, Red and Blue Ventures Andrea Kalmans, Principal, Lontra Ventures,…

Cellicon Valley – Commercialization of CAR-T technology webinar

Posted on May 17, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

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 Penn ranking 1st among global universities for CAR-T cell patents according to Nature. CAR T represents a turning point in the history of human medicine, a…

Advanced Therapies Intensive for PSOM Researchers

Posted on May 11, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The University of Pennsylvania is partnering with King’s Health Partners, a branch of King’s College London, to provide a research and training experience. Join us for a one-week intensive led by Dr. Emma Meagher focusing on immersion into the advanced therapies experience. Penn and CHOP participants will have the opportunity to learn from their peers…

Baxter Young Investigator Awards 2021

Posted on — Jessica Jones Gupta

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Baxter Young Investigator Awards (BYIA). The BYIA is an annual program sponsored by Baxter to support and promote innovative research applicable to the development of critical therapies and clinical diagnostics. All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in North, Central, or South America…

Innovation @ Penn during Philly Tech Week 2021

Posted on May 3, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

PCI and its many partners at Penn are once again proud to participate and support Philly Tech Week 2021.  PCI will be hosting and headlining two different programs during the week, details of which can be found below. On May 10th at 1pm, PCI and PACT are hosting the Penn Emerging Startup Showcase which will feature…

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…

B. PHL returns for 2021

Posted on April 6, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

B. PHL Fest 2021, will focus on unity and collaboration, awakening the innovative spirit in all of us and encouraging attendees and participants to learn, listen, connect and discover new ways to think, re-think, create, and activate change. A knowledge laboratory of sorts, the 3-day series of events, workshops, concerts, and interactive experiences provides opportunities…