Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM – Students, Staff & Faculty: Share Voices

Posted on January 29, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Each year, in collaboration with esteemed colleagues across Penn, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs and the Weingarten Center, host an annual symposium focused on Women in STEM.  Each year, this event is held in March to celebrate & honor the Women’s History Month. This year’s virtual symposium is titled Sustaining Women’s Progress in STEM and will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 12-1:30…

Introducing the Penn Center for Innovation and Precision Denistry

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The Center for Innovation and Precision Denistry (CiPD) is bridging Penn Dental Medicine and Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with cutting-edge research and training to accelerate the development of new solutions and devices to address unmet needs in oral health, while also recruiting the next generation of leaders in these fields. Oral diseases affect…

Call for Medical Device and Health-Tech Development Projects

Posted on January 26, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The application for the call for proposals for medical device and health technology development projects is now open! The application deadline is Tuesday, April 6th at 5:00 pm. Penn Health-Tech and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation invite faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to submit…

Leading Universities Launch Joint Technology Licensing Program

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Fifteen of the country’s leading research universities—Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, the University of Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, SUNY Binghamton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Southern California, and Yale— launched University Technology Licensing Program LLC (UTLP). UTLP brings a subset of intellectual property assets from within these universities’ patent portfolios related to the…

Penn, Harvard, Other Schools Team Up for Patent Pool Program

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The Justice Department has approved a plan for Penn, Harvard, Yale, and other universities to pool patents for cutting-edge technologies, a move that could make it easier for the schools to commercialize their research. The University Technology Licensing Program will pool patents from 15 universities and provide a one-stop shop for startups and other companies…

Percepta featured on the RealLIST Startups 2021

Posted on January 25, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The 10 promising companies on Philly’s RealLIST 2021 offer unique solutions to ever-present problems, an honorable mission or an intriguing founder story.  Percepta, a resident at the Pennovation Center and an I-Corps graduate, is featured on the list. View the list on Philly

Michel Koo: PCI Emerging Inventor of the Year

Posted on January 19, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn Dental Medicine’s Hyun (Michel) Koo, Professor of Orthodontics and Community Oral Health in the division of Pediatric Dentistry, has been named Emerging Inventor of the Year by the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), recognized for his groundbreaking work on developing novel approaches to eradicate biofilms. Dr. Koo’s work on biofilms led to a US patent…

Prepare for the Spring I-Corps course with a look back at the Fall 2020 cohort

Posted on January 14, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Building a startup with a strong foundation begins with understanding your customer, the market need, and how your idea or product will fit.  The Penn I-Corps program provides the tools (and up to $2,000) for Penn entrepreneurs looking to get a better handle on customer discovery and how they can apply it to their ideas….

NextUp: The Philly-Area company developing new treatment options for advanced cancers

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Launched at Penn’s UPstart incubator, Haddonfield’s Linnaeus Therapeutics is in the early stages of clinical trials for an anti-cancer drug. Read More in Philadelphia Magazine

Brandon Gonzalez: Discovering a Passion for Engineering

Posted on January 13, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Brandon Gonzalez, a graduate student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was drawn to engineering after taking a few STEM courses as an undergrad at Penn. Now, his graduate work on energy-efficient electronics supports two Pennovation Center-based companies. “My hope is that I can help contribute to the solutions that push us toward…