Bright ideas


Got a great idea about new technologies or services that could impact society? The new Wharton Innovation Fund seeks to promote the inventiveness and creativity of the Penn community. The fund provides resources for faculty, staff and students to take projects out into the world that begin in the classroom and show promise for impacting society or business. Preference will be given to student-led projects, but proposals that involve faculty and staff will also be eligible for funding. Approximately $125,000 in grants will be available each year.

For more information on the application process and criteria for selection, go to: or email submissions to

Originally published on October 13, 2011