• Today’s Pennovation Works site has a colorful history – for more than 200 years, it’s been an incubator for industry and innovation in the Philadelphia area.

  • Celebrating five years on site, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center trains dogs to search and rescue, sniff out indicators of disease, and detect bioterrorism threats.

  • The Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub will pursue fundamental research on robotics, embedded systems, and the ‘Internet of Things’.

  • Growing companies in the life sciences can set up shop in Pennovation Center’s ready-to-use lab spaces, with additional resources available through shared safety and lab maintenance equipment.

  • Celebration of one year of the innovation ecosystem at Pennovation Works - Year in Pictures [in News]

  • Interested in office, lab, or coworking desk space within a vibrant research and entrepreneurial ecosystem? Pennovation Works may be the place for you, your start-up, or corporate innovation initiatives. 

What's in The Works?

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.

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