Y-Prize Competition Kick-Off

Batteries that charge in minutes but power a device for hours. A surface that can grip tightly, then lifts on command. A super-strong, super-conductive material that’s one atom thick.

Penn researchers have created amazing technologies. Now Penn students have a chance to take those technologies out of the labs and into the marketplace.

The Mack Institute is proud to announce the opening of the third annual Y-Prize competition. The Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an existing technology. The winning team will receive $5000 and a non-exclusive license to any Penn-owned technology required for commercialization.

This year’s competition focuses on three new nanotechnologies developed by Penn faculty. Students can learn more about this opportunity to flex their entrepreneurial and creative muscles at the Kick-Off and reception on September 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

The Mack Institute is also seeking Wharton students to serve as business consultants for the competition. Y-Prize Business Consultants are responsible for enhancing the quality of the competition by contributing business development expertise to participating teams.

For more information about the competition visit the Y-Prize Website.