• aerial of pennovation works site

    We remain committed to providing support to our innovators on and off the Pennovation Works site -- please see our regularly updated COVID-19 Resources and Opportunities.

  • assorted photos from 2019 at Pennovation

    A look back at the people and ideas that shaped 2019 in this ecosystem of innovation, where ideas go to work.

  • Bird hovering above a nest

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

  • Pennovation works building exterior

    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. 

  • JPod is a feature of the Pennovation Center

    Johnson & Johnson Innovation celebrates the one-year anniversary of JPOD @ Philadelphia, located at Pennovation Works, a facility accelerating healthcare innovation and commercialization in the region.

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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Conceptual rendering of aerial view

“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)

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