Penn Center for Innovation

Philadelphia: Here are your nominees for the 2019 Technical.ly Awards

Posted on October 8, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Voting is open for the awards in categories spanning startups, impact and inventions through Nov. 7, and join us for the celebration event on Dec. 12. Penn startups Lilu and Neuroflow are two of the nominees. Learn more and vote. (Technical.ly Philly)

Gene therapy startup Passage Bio raises $110M Series B, its second raise in less than a year

Posted on September 4, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Philadelphia-based novel gene therapy startup Passage Bio says it closed a $110 million Series B round of funding, less than seven months after raising a $115.5 million Series A. The company’s latest round of funding was led by Access Biotechnology, with participation from existing investors OrbiMed, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Versant Ventures, Lily Asia Ventures, New…

Three-year-old pumping bra startup Lilu is shipping its first orders

Posted on August 30, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Lilu, a graduate of PCI’s I-Corps program, is starting to ship orders of its flagship product, a hands-free bra with automated massage. Read more. (Technical.ly Philly)

The OrVac wins the Pennovation Accelerator Summer 2019 Pitch Day

Posted on July 26, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The competition was stiff at this summer’s Pennovation Accelerator Pitch Day, held on Thursday, July 25.  So much so, that judges deliberation took longer than on any previous pitch day. But in the end, The OrVac, a medical device invented by Tyiwanna Carter, got the win and the prize of $5,000 and six months of…

PCI at Life Science Future – MedTech 2019

Posted on July 12, 2019 — Jessica Jones Gupta

On Wednesday, July 10, the Philadelphia region hosted the first Life Science Future – MedTech conference at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. The day-long conference connected those in the Mid-Atlantic medical device, diagnostics, and digital health community, including researchers, startups, business leaders, and investors with the goal of forming relationships that could take products and…

Philly Tech Week: PCI Round up

Posted on May 8, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

From April 27 to May 5, Philadelphia celebrated the 8th annual  Philly Tech Week. As a sponsor, Penn participated in many events, including hosting the “Grow” track at the new Introduced by Technically conference on May 3, and bringing together several departments and organizations for a trade show table at the Signature Event on Friday…

Reverse the Clock on Parkinson’s Disease

Posted on April 23, 2018 — Kat Hinkel

Learn about ground-breaking research from Dr. Kacy Cullen and his team

University of Pennsylvania to Showcase New Technology, Start ups and Resources for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SXSW

Posted on March 9, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

March 9th, 2017–Philadelphia Contact: Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications & Program Officer, Penn Center for Innovation, lactman@upenn.edu, 215-573-198 The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) will be highlighting some of its technology, start ups and innovation assets at the SXSW Interactive Tradeshow in Austin, TX from March 12th – 15th. Penn is one of the sponsors of…

Cash for brains: B.Franklin Tech pumps $2.3M to 16 start-ups

Posted on February 1, 2017 — Kat Hinkel

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 2017 “Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Philadelphia-based, state-backed startup/early-stage investment fund, says it’s spreading $2.3 million among 16 new and repeat companies set up by locally-based brains: Jenrin Discovery Inc. (Ross. J. Chorvat, Wilmington, Del.) — developing “small-molecule drugs” that “selectively target peripheral receptors” for liver disease, diabetes, obesity….