Penn Center for Innovation

President’s Innovation Prize

Posted on November 17, 2015 — pennadmin

If you are a senior graduating from Penn this year, you may have heard about the President’s Innovation Prize (PIP). If not, read on.

The PIP is an award of $100,000 given to a team of graduating seniors to develop a for-profit company that “does good” in the world. Full-time students graduating this semester or next are welcome to apply.

The PIP is administered by CURF (Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships) and PCI (Penn Center for Innovation).

To learn more about the PIP, you can attend an information session at CURF. An overview of the Prize, including idea development resources for applicants will be available on the following dates in the Fireside Lounge, 2nd Floor of the ARCH Building:

  • Thursday, November 19, 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm

Also, you can make an appointment to attend an information session at PCI’s office in the Left Bank building on any Friday from 4-5 pm. To RSVP, please email with your name, proposed graduation date, and a little bit about your idea and how PCI can help. We can assemble the appropriate team to meet with you during your appointment.


For more information, see below.

Announcement in the Daily Pennsylvanian


10/28 – – New Penn prize rewards student innovation
10/28 – – Penn offers $100k for profitable, world-improving idea
10/28 – Philadelphia Business Journal – Exclusive: Penn president envisions new undergraduate prize like ‘Rhodes Scholarship for social impact’ 

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