• Logos of the summer 2022 Pennovation Accelerator cohort members

    The 2022 Pennovation Accelerator officially launched on Wednesday, June 15th for the program's fifth summer cohort. Read more.

  • Renderings of the New Facility at Pennovation Works Partnered with Longfellow Real Estate

    Longfellow Real Estate Partners with Penn to plan and develop a 455,000 sq. ft. life science facility inside the Pennovation Works ecosystem. Read more.

  • Photos of Philly Tech week events and attendees at the Pennovation Center

    The 12th annual Philly Tech Week highlighted technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

  • Kirsten King speaking to Bridge To Employment students outside of the Pennovation Center

    The Pennovation Center and JPOD @ Philadelphia recently welcomed 35 students and their mentors from the West Philadelphia school system for an introduction to a career in life sciences through the Bridge to Employment Program.

  • Meet the Innovator title and photo of Mike Siedlik Ph.D.

    Meet the Innovator - Mike Siedlik, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Infini Fluidics, a company working to optimize the manufacturing of high value therapeutics, drugs, cosmetics, and specialty chemicals through technological advancements in highly-scalable on-chip production.

  • Photo of the Pennovation Center in twilight

    Penn Today marks the anniversary of Pennovation Works, the University’s business incubator and laboratory space, with a look at the evolution of the site, its research and commercialization achievements, and a glimpse into the future. Read more.

  • Newsletter Subscribe Announcement with photo of new building at Pennovation Works, students with robots, and k9 graduation

    Want to know What’s In The Works? Be the first to hear about all the innovative ideas, research and exciting discoveries by subscribing to the Pennovation Works enewsletter

  • Interius team outdoor group photo

    Interius BioTherapeutics has signed a 17,743 SF lease at the Pennovation Lab, for their work advancing cell and gene therapy research. Read the press release.

  • pennovation lab promotional with text

    Pennovation Lab now open for leasing. Customizable wet or dry lab or office space available. Learn how your company can join the Pennovation community.

  • Photos of Mentors in Residence at Pennovation

    The Mentor-in-Residence Program at the Pennovation Center pairs startup companies with accomplished entrepreneurs and industry leaders who serve as informal advisors

What's in The Works?

The Pennovation Works is a distinctive blend of offices, labs, and production space developed by The University of Pennsylvania to link the intellectual and entrepreneurial initiatives necessary for advancing knowledge and generating economic development. 

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Aerial view of Pennovation Works site

“The community at The Pennovation Works will translate new ideas and research into products, into ventures, into services that will change the world. Innovation will be the key.”

Amy Gutmann Penn President

Pennovation at The Center

Officially opened in September 2016, The Pennovation Center is a 58,000sf business incubator and laboratory that aligns and integrates researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs for the commercialization of research discoveries.

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Conceptual rendering of 3rd floor

3rd Floor – Penn Engineering Research & Collaboration Hub (PERCH)