Innovation is a word that gets used often at Penn, and for good reason. As the fourth-ranked most innovative university in the world, Penn’s 189 research centers and institutes are pushing the boundaries in fields ranging from behavioral psychology to quantum computing.
Supporting Penn’s research community is the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), an organization that helps translate Penn faculty discoveries and ideas into products and businesses. Some of PCI’s resources include the Innovator’s Help Desk, a digital tool to help the Penn community navigate the commercialization process, and the PCI fellows program, which provides graduate and postdoctoral researchers with experience working on a range of emerging technologies and commercialization opportunities.
To mark the upcoming fourth annual celebration of innovation, Penn Today delves into key facts and figures related to PCI’s efforts during the past fiscal year and highlights some of the technologies and companies coming from Penn.