Penn Technologies, Your Ideas
3D printing scaled down to just a few nanometers. A pipette small enough to penetrate a single cell without damaging it.
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.
The Y-Prize challenges students to discover the hidden potential in Penn research. You’ll learn what it takes to take technology out of the lab and into the marketplace, to transform invention into true innovation. You’ll gain a valuable foothold in Penn’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet brilliant people along the way. And if your team proposes the best commercial application for Penn technology? You’ll win $10,000.
Sign Up For Updates
Creating Your Proposal: Monday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. To attend, register here.
Entry Deadline: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Finale: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Find Your Team
Can’t make it to one of our events? Find potential teammates online here.
Past Y-Prize Winners
Check out previous years’ winners to learn more about where the Y-Prize journey can lead.