Commercialization at Penn

Taking Penn Research “Beyond The Lab”

Universities exist to create new knowledge for humanity. But, too often, new ideas and technologies remain confined to laboratories without the chance to reach their full potential. Through programs focused on the commercialization of university research, we help bring these technologies to the wider world.

Opportunities for Researchers and Students

Our commercialization workshops help researchers navigate the earliest phases of innovation from ideation to validation, testing, and evaluation of its commercial potential. For students interested in emerging technologies, the Y-Prize Competition offers an opportunity to form teams across disciplinary lines in pursuit of new commercial applications for technologies developed at Penn.

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