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The PCI FY23 Year in Review is Now Available!


Penn Ranked #1 Nationally for Licensing Income (AUTM)

Over $1.2 Billion

Raised or Received by Penn-affiliated Startups

>1 Billion

Individuals and Patients Benefiting from Penn Discoveries

Over 100 startups

Spun Out Over the Past 5 Years
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Translating Discoveries

PCI helps to translate discoveries and ideas created at the University of Pennsylvania into new products and businesses for societal benefit.

We actively facilitate a broad range of technology development connections between Penn and the private sector. Whether the end result is a technology license, an R&D alliance, or the formation of a new venture, PCI serves as a dedicated one-stop shop for commercial partnering with Penn.

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Nanotechnology | Antibody | Optics & Photonics | Medical Devices | COVID-19 | Immunology | Oncology | Materials | Bioengineering | Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Philadelphia—The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) has announced two key appointments to support the next phase of its comprehensive innovation and commercialization plan. Building on his notable success leading the creation and remarkable growth of PCI over the last decade, John Swartley, PhD, has been promoted to Penn’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), a new position created by the University to further expand and implement a University-wide innovation agenda in close partnership with PCI and other critical stakeholders at Penn. Benjamin Dibling, PhD, most recently PCI’s Deputy Managing Director, has been promoted to Associate Vice Provost for Research and Managing Director of PCI. 

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New Technology Video: Reflective Display

PCI is excited to share a state-of-the-art video featuring a new technology from Penn Engineering.

Marc Miskin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn Engineering, and David Gonzalez-Medrano, a PhD candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn Engineering, have developed an invention that improves the experience of using reflective display devices, such as smartwatches, e-readers, and various IoT devices, where battery life is a critical factor.

Watch this video of the technology, which features a high-level interview with Miskin, showcases his laboratory and offers a device demonstration.

Download Penn Startups Raising Money List

Learn about which Penn startup companies are raising money in 2024 with this comprehensive list. With companies in connected health, digital health, diagnostics, therapeutics, and medical devices, Penn offers a wide range of rapidly emerging companies at all investment levels.

If you are interested in connecting about these startups, please email Laurie Actman (

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Discover CAR T-cell technology at Penn

Our latest CAR T-cell enhancement portfolio features innovations poised to transform treatment efficacy with boosted cytokine activity/metabolism, streamlined manufacturing, and reduced T-cell exhaustion. Join us in turning lab discoveries into real-world impact through licensing opportunities with PCI.

Upcoming Events

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PCI Open Office Hours at Penn Engineering

Jun 20 @ 11:00 am

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2024 Pennovation Accelerator Pitch Day

Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm

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PCI Open Office Hours at Penn Engineering

Jun 26 @ 11:00 am

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