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Michael A. Nutter
Penn Center for Innovation Launch Celebration
Nov. 17, 2014
The Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good, will be formally launched at an event on Monday, November 17.
Gutmann, Nutter, Bonnell and Swartley will discuss how PCI will accelerate the translation of Penn discoveries and ideas into commercial products, businesses, and services, as well as the role the University plays in the local, national and global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Top Penn researchers and members of the business and venture capital community will have the opportunity to meet at a reception to follow.
Attendance is free and open to the public, but email registration is mandatory.