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

  • Photo of Strella innovators in Pennovation Lab

    Strella Biotechnology grows into the new scientifically advanced Pennovation Lab with expanded custom-designed lab space

  • 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

  • Cocoa Press 3D printed chocolate

    Cocoa Press, creators of a 3D chocolate printer that produces custom chocolate creations, is breaking the mold in the industry and growing with the sales launch of their printer

  • Bird hovering above a nest

    A high-tech aviary at Pennovation Works advances our understanding of animal behavior, neuroscience, and machine learning.

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)