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The 2014-2015 Y-Prize Competition has concluded. Thank you to all participants, consultants, and judges who made this the best year yet!

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Penn Technologies, Your Ideas

Batteries that charge in minutes but power a device for hours. A surface that sticks when you want it to, then lifts on command. A super-strong, super-conductive material that’s one atom thick.

Penn researchers have created some amazing technologies. The 2014-2015 Y-Prize Competition gave students the chance to take those technologies out of the labs and into the marketplace.

Over the course of five months, students from across Penn — and beyond — came together to devise commercial applications for Penn nanotechnology. The competition concluded on January 28th with pitches from four extraordinary cross-disciplinary teams.

We are thrilled to introduce this year's winners and finalists.

The Y-Prize Competition will return in the fall of 2015 with a brand new set of technologies. Stay tuned.

2014-2015 Winners

2014-2015 Y-Prize Winners
Meet the winners and finalists in the 2014-2015 Competition.

Past Winners

Past Y-Prize Winners
Check out previous years' winners to learn more about where the Y-Prize journey can lead.