Scrap metal-powered lights win Y-Prize 2020

The winning team, Metal Light, proposes technology to provide illumination for houses not connected to electrical grids.

Each year, Penn Engineering, Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and the Penn Center for Innovation team up to host the Y-Prize at Penn, an invention competition in which entrants are challenged to pitch an innovative business plan for a technology developed at Penn Engineering. Finalists present their pitches to a panel of judges and compete for a cash prize of $10,000 to fund their idea.

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