Fall ’22 Collaborative Innovation Program Kicks Off

Each semester, the Mack Institute’s Collaborative Innovation Program (CIP) brings Wharton and Penn students into some of the world’s top companies to solve organizational challenges. This Fall semester, 27 students from Wharton’s Full-Time and Executive MBA Programs, plus Penn Engineering, are participating in this project-based course alongside seven different firms from across industries.

“CIP is such a win-win for students and our corporate partners,” said Joe Nebistinsky, Associate Director for Engagement at the Mack Institute. “Students get the opportunity to put what they’re learning into action and firms get access to the top minds at Wharton and across the university.”

This semester’s projects touch on some of the most interesting and relevant questions facing business practitioners today. Highlights include:

  • Scaling out a “digital transformation” for plasma donation that offers better patient insights and encourages donor retention
  • Devising business case and strategy to scale up electric vehicle (EV) charging portals across North America
  • Predicting potentially disruptive technologies in the media, telecommunications and tech industries
  • Identifying high-value opportunities in the emerging metaverse space from the perspective of a digital service provider

Read more about this semester’s CIP project offerings here. Interested in getting involved as a student? Learn more about the program here. Interested in bringing in top Wharton and Penn students into your company? Learn about corporate involvement here.