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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.

Upcoming Events

2017-2018 Kick-Off: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
To attend, register here.

Tech Briefing: Monday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.

Find Your Team

Can’t make it to one of our events? Find potential teammates online here.

Past Y-Prize Winners

Y-Prize Winners 2016

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