PENN TECHNOLOGIES, YOUR IDEAS

Penn Engineers have created some of today’s most amazing new technologies. This competition offers the chance to envision how these technologies might shape our lives tomorrow.

About Y-Prize Competition

The Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an emerging technology.

Y-Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2022
Y-Prize winning team:
Ossum Technologies Team!
Ananya Dewan, Hoang Le,
Shiva Teerdhala, Karan Shah, Savan Patel

Last Years Winners

Upcoming Events

November 3, 2022

Creating A Pitch
With Prof. Babin

Thursday, November 3, 2022,
5:00 p.m. ET

November 13, 2022

Submission Deadline

Sunday, November 13, 2022,
11:59 p.m. ET

December 5, 2022

Finalists Announced

Week of December 5, 2022,
Finalists notified via email

February 6, 2023

Grand Finale

Monday, February 6, 2023, In Person Event

2022 Finalists

2021-2022 Y-Prize Winners:
Ossum Technologies
Other 2021-2022
Y-Prize Finalists

About the Competition

The Y-Prize is a contest in which members of the Penn community compete to propose the best applications for an emerging technology.

How It Works

Submission Guidelines

Submit Your Proposal

History of the Y-Prize

Past Y-Prize Winners

Videos

About the Technologies

Coming soon! We’re back on the road this summer and stopping in a few cities for in-person events. Dates and times are being finalized for the following locatoins

2022-2023 Technologies

Solar Powered Aerial Vehicles

Using only sunlight to create lift force, these aerial vehicles can levitate without any moving parts, even at altitudes where the air is too thin for airplanes and balloons.

2022-2023 Technologies

Physics-Informed Neural Networks

Blending physics and AI, these neural networks open the path to learning functional relationships between the excitation and the response of a system, even when those cannot be directly measured. 

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