Resource Spotlight

The GRASP Laboratory incorporates a selective and rigorous robotics program for graduate and doctoral students that boasts a research-focused environment within a distinguished Ivy League unviersity. GRASP students work and learn within an intellectual setting founded on the strength of its academic programs led by an expert faculty. Through innovative, inter-disciplinary faculty research projects, GRASP leverages unique collaborations across fields to advance the knowledge base of robotics. The GRASP Laboratory is an agile and flexible robotics research space defined by its scholarly and creative approach to robotics, science, and technology.
With a gift from Leonard and Sophie Davis, the University of Pennsylvania established the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) in 1967, two years after Congress enacted Medicare. It was created to fill fundamental gaps in the evidence base that could inform policies critical to the financing and management of the nation's increasingly costly and complex health care system. Today, LDI is considered one of the world’s leading university-based programs of its kind. LDI and its Senior Fellows are among the pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. More than 200 LDI Senior Fellows work to improve the health of the public through studies on the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.
At the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, world-class Wharton faculty collaborate with business leaders to explore the strategies that allow firms to survive, compete, and thrive through innovation management. Our multidisciplinary faculty and researchers develop practical approaches to managing innovation, conveyed through thought-provoking conferences, workshops, and publications. The Mack Institute’s exclusive network connects corporate innovators, researchers, faculty, and students. Here, thought leaders from across academic disciplines and industries come together to study topics from strategizing for innovation to developing organizational ecosystems and managing emerging technologies.
PCI prides itself on promoting entrepreneurial activities and new company formation around Penn’s leading research and innovations. PCI actively seeks entrepreneurs to lead our companies and investors to provide funding for our portfolio of new ventures in development. We provide a suite of products and services to incubate the development of early-stage technology-based businesses as they make their way towards commercial success.
The mission of Penn AiR is to engage undergraduate students of the University of Pennsylvania in the development of aerial robots, UAVs and other unmanned vehicles. The club aims to do so by providing students with the resources to construct, develop and test their own robots, travel to and compete at inter-collegiate competitions, and to connect with people who share this same passion.
The University of Pennsylvania Artificial Intelligence Initiative was started in 2016 by a small group of Wharton students in order to educate future AI leaders and expand Penn's reach and reputation within AI. Since its launch, the initiative has grown cross-campus with hundreds of students from Penn Engineering, Integrated Product Design, Wharton, Computer Science, and Penn at-large.
Founded in 2012, PAGE (Originally PACE) is an organization interested in helping students achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions. We aim to help students learn more about the diverse opportunities in Startup-space and interact more closely with industry leaders and like-minded individuals. In addition, we hope to foster a strong sense of both community and exploration; we want to help people be part of a tight-knit group that’s willing to explore different options without fear of failure.
At the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub (PERCH) on the third floor of the Pennovation Center, faculty, staff and students will pursue fundamental research on robotics, embedded systems, the “Internet of Things” and other emerging domains of interdisciplinary science and engineering. This intellectually rich and collaborative environment will accelerate the translation of fundamental engineering discoveries into useful technologies with broad applications, as well as develop products with immediate social and technical value.
The Penn Law Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (PLEIC) is designed to give students at Penn insight into the legal opportunities in the entrepreneurial space and the growing importance that lawyers play in any new business. The club hopes to achieve inter-disciplinary participation in conversations and events that benefit Penn student entrepreneurs and law students seeking to work in the startup space.
We established the Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE) center in 2008 to leverage our members’ expertise in the theoretical and engineering foundations of cyber-physical systems (CPS). The center serves as the convergence of related research efforts by affiliated faculty spanning the CPS domain. In the short time since its creation, our genesis has flourished into a multimillion dollar research center yielding diverse scientific developments. Currently, PRECISE researchers are actively collaborating with CPS application-area experts to develop next generation medical systems, automotive systems, green energy buildings, and consumer electronics.
Printer-friendly versionSend by email Pennergy: the Penn Center for Energy Innovation was launched in September, 2009 under the sponsorship of the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Arts and Sciences (SAS) and from Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost of Research. The Center unites faculty and students from SEAS and SAS as well as from other Penn schools, and from neighboring Drexel and Temple Universities. Pennergy brings together world-class researchers to solve scientific and technological problems enabling the efficient use of current energy sources, the practical use of more sustainable energy, and the facile conversion of energy to different forms. The Center researchers and educators integrate and share their knowledge through energy research, educational, and outreach activities that impact researchers, students, and our community.
The Pennovation Works is a unique blend of offices, labs, and production space being developed by The University of Pennsylvania to bridge the intellectual and entrepreneurial initiatives for advancing knowledge and generating economic development. The master plan articulates a phased approach, with initial activity focused on site improvements and renovating existing buildings, beginning with the creation of the Pennovation Center.
The Singh Center is a next-generation nanotechnology center that merges traditional approaches to nanoscale development with unique state-of-the-art equipment, materials and ideas. With a focus on innovation, the Singh Center is a hub for scientists and researchers that integrates state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization equipment to define new frontiers in nanotechnology. The Center boasts expert and experienced faculty and staff who are committed to the success of its users and interested in new approaches to realizing and implementing nanotechnology applications.
TEDxPenn was founded in 2010 by students to spark powerful ideas within the vibrant University of Pennsylvania community. Live speakers and TEDTalks videos will combine to inspire deep discussion and connection in a small group. We aim to foster an environment for spreading ideas. In turn, we hope that the Penn community will be challenged by the TEDxPenn experience to create a positive impact for the world. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.