Revitalizing and expanding Penn GSE’s space for modern learning
The planned building expansion for the Graduate School of Education adds more than just space: It brings a new approach to building design to accommodate new technologies and spaces for collaboration.
The business of voting
The chaos that befell the 2000 election sparked a revamping of the election technology industry. Wharton experts have drafted a report detailing the business side of modernizing voting technology.
STEM and business classes mesh for Philadelphia high schoolers
As part of the SMASH Wharton program, 35 students live and breathe college life in the summer, staying for three years in Harnwell College House and taking classes at Huntsman Hall.
A ‘smart-connected cup’ to fight Zika
By combining a a Thermos, a microfluidics chip and a smartphone, researchers have found a way to bring Zika testing to sites where clinical laboratories aren’t present but diagnostics are needed.
A cryptocurrency collaboration
A partnership with Ripple, the University Blockchain Research Initiative, will bring innovation to cryptocurrency and blockchain.
A chemotherapy companion to save thousands of lives
A trio of Penn students created the startup Sanguis, producing an inexpensive, portable blood cell counting device.
A legacy of innovation at Pennovation Works
Visitors participating in a Jane’s Walk will tour Penn’s technology and innovation hub, and learn about the history of the area’s deep inventive roots.
FDA approves CAR T therapy for large B-Cell lymphoma developed at Penn
The nation’s first approved personalized cellular therapy is now available for a second indication.
Student startups on view
On Friday, April 27, University students with innovative startups will join with investors for the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announces 23 project grants
At a special event featuring a performance by John Waters and remarks by President Amy Gutmann, the late Keith Sachs was celebrated and $123,000 of grants were doled out for arts projects.
In the News
Penn Invests $50 million in Biotech in a Bold Bid to Build Philly’s Innovation Cluster
Kevin B. Mahoney of the Perelman School of Medicine and UPHS confirmed Penn’s plans to invest in biotech companies, with long-range goals “to create jobs, synergy and an innovation cluster around Penn technology and spin outs.”
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Penn Makes Third Big Biotech Bet, Helping to Raise $53M for Carisma
Cancer-fighting biotech company Carisma Therapeutics Inc. is the latest addition to Penn’s recently-announced investment plan. Roy Rosin, CIO at Penn Medicine, said, “Penn’s commitment is pretty exciting for this region.”
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