Join Us For Tech Talks: Bridging Academia and Innovation in Philly’s Tech Hub

Join Us For Tech Talks: Bridging Academia and Innovation in Philly's Tech Hub Wednesday, April 24 | 6:00 p.m. 8th Floor, Jon M. Huntsman Hall 3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Join us at the University of Pennsylvania for an event co-organized by the Mack Institute for Innovation Management and the City of Philadelphia Department ofRead More

Announcing Our Spring ’24 Conference: Shaping the Future with Corporate Venturing and Startups

Friday, March 22, 2024 The Wharton School, Philadelphia The Mack Institute is pleased to announce our Spring 2024 conference, Collaborative Innovation: Shaping the Future with Corporate Venturing and Startups. In this era of transformative and disruptive new technologies, the relationship between established firms and startups is becoming more collaborative. TheseRead More

Driving Innovation with Generative AI: Strategies and Execution 

The stratospheric rise of Generative AI platforms like ChatGPT and Bard has brought artificial intelligence to the forefront of innovation management. Driving Innovation with Generative AI, a conference jointly presented by the Mack Institute and AI at Wharton, brought together representatives from academia, industry, startups, and the venture capital worldRead More

Announcing Our Fall ‘23 Conference, Driving Innovation with Generative AI

The Mack Institute and AI at Wharton are pleased to announce our joint Fall 2023 conference, Driving Innovation with Generative AI: Strategies and Execution. Inspired by the explosive interest in generative AI platforms like ChatGPT and Bard, this event will bring together representatives from academia and industry to discuss thisRead More

Creative Disruption? Innovations in Supply Chain Management

Executive Summary:  Our Spring ‘23 conference, “Creative Disruption? Innovations in Supply Chain Management,” highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by global supply chains in the wake of unprecedented disruptions. Speakers from academia and industry discussed such themes as the balance between efficiency and resilience, the role of advanced technologies inRead More

WATCH: ChatGPT for Work, Training and Education

Will ChatGPT take my job? Does the rise of AI mean should I change my college major? We gathered together three of Wharton and Penn’s leading experts on artificial intelligence to discuss how LLMs like ChatGPT will impact the workplace and education in the future. Watch the full video above.Read More

Webinar: ChatGPT for Work, Education and Training

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. This event has passed. View recording here. Large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT have emerged as a game-changing general-purpose technology with tremendous social implications and challenges. Wharton faculty have been on the forefront of these developments from theRead More

Mack Institute to Explore Supply Chain Issues and Innovations at Spring Conference

In recent years, events like the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war, and U.S. tensions with China have dramatically impacted global supply chains, drawing attention to their vulnerabilities and calling into question the widespread industry practice of prioritizing supply chain efficiency over resilience and crisis preparation. As firms continue to weatherRead More

Leveraging the Metaverse for Innovation: Key Takeaways from our Fall ’22 Conference

Emerging metaverse technologies have equally passionate evangelists and skeptics, making it hard to separate hype from reality. Facebook was the subject of buzzy media headlines when it rebranded to Meta, but now faces plummeting stock and mass layoffs. At the same time, investors continue to pour billions into metaverse-related technologyRead More

Y-Prize 2022-23 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the four student teams chosen as finalists for this year’s Y-Prize competition: AtrioFlow, Bubble, Equimeter, and VoluVision! The Y-Prize competition challenges students to build their entrepreneurial skills by creating business plans for technologies invented at Penn Engineering. The team with the best commercial application wins $10,000 to helpRead More

Mack Institute To Explore Metaverse at Fall Industry Conference

The “Metaverse revolution” envisioned by tech scions like Mark Zuckerberg may not be here yet, but major players across industries are getting ready for it.  Citi Analysts called the Metaverse market a “trillion dollar opportunity” and heavy-hitting firms from Ford to Gucci have made headlines with their recent forays into immersiveRead More

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) As Driver of Innovation and Value

Many of the biggest topics in business today fall under the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) umbrella. From new SEC guidelines on carbon emissions to demands for diversity, equity and inclusion, successful firms need a strong stance on ESG to meet the demands of today and the challenges of the future. Read More

Data in the Evolving Mobility Ecosystem

Data strategy for the future of mobility may be one of the greatest opportunities for firms to capture value from their innovation investments in connected vehicles. At the same time, adoption of data-first strategy presents potential pitfalls for data usage.Read More