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.