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Y-Prize Competition
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.

The 2021-22 competition has now closed. Check back next year!

Y-PRIZE WINNERS


Congratulations to the 2022 Y-Prize winning team: Ossum Technologies! The team — Ananya Dewan (Vagelos LSM), Hoang Le (Vagelos LSM), Shiva Teerdhala (Vagelos LSM), Karan Shah (SEAS), Savan Patel (M&T) — pitched a commercial application to remove obstacles to safe cerclage use in orthopedic fracture fixation with Penn’s steerable needle technology.

Read more about Ossum.

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