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    Strategic Advisory Board


We provide funding opportunities, project management and support to University of Pennsylvania and CHOP inventors across the medical device and health technology development life cycle. When Penn comes together, success follows. Read more about how you can join our community.


Explore opportunities to collaborate with Penn Health-Tech on your medical device or health technology, programs, and more.


[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Attend a StartUP Sprint Workshop

Workshop series with subject matter experts on topics of relevance for medical device development.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Apply for the Joint Call for Proposals, our annual funding cycle application

Funding for faculrty medical device development projects.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Send penn health-tech your 1-pager or technology overview

Email Penn Health-Tech your non-confidential project summary.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Meet with Victoria Berenholz, MBA, Executive Director

Chat with our Director about your technology idea/project or possible opportunities for collaboration with our center.


Check out our programs and initiatives if you are interested in mentoring early-stage medical devices and health technology.


[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] View our Pilot Award Program Portfolio

Penn Health-Tech maintains a portfolio of medical device and health technology development projects. Each project is matched with a mentor to support project management and drive milestone completion.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Learn more about the Rothberg catalyzer at penn

Penn Health-Tech's two-month program that introduces Penn students to healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student team is partnered with a trio of mentors for clinical, technical, and business strategy support.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] SEND PENN HEALTH-TECH YOUR RESUME OR CV

Email Penn Health-Tech about your interest in becoming a mentor for our programs.


Penn Health-Tech is led collaboratively by clinicians, faculty, staff, and industry contributors. We are a well-connected team that provides you with the resources to succeed.


[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] THE PENN HEALTH-TECH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Penn Health-Tech Executive Committee is an interdisciplinary leadership team made up of members representing Penn Engineering, Penn Medicine, Penn Nursing, Penn Vet, the Wharton School, Penn Center for Innovation, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] THE PENN HEALTH-TECH STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD

The Penn Health-Tech Strategic Advisory Board is an external group of health technology, entrepreneurial, and investment leaders with keen interest in the University of Pennsylvania’s efforts to accelerate health technology innovation.

[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] THE PENN HEALTH-TECH STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD

The Penn Health-Tech Student Board is a great place for students to meet fellow future movers and shakers, gain leadership skills, and learn the ins-and-outs of healthcare technology innovation. The members coordinate Penn Health-Tech student events and explore opportunities in the med-tech space.


The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value, patient outcomes, and experience. Learn more at: https://healthcareinnovation.upenn.edu/


[icon name="adjust" class="" unprefixed_class=""] THE MEDICAL DEVICE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

The Medical Device Accelerator, sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine and Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, in partnership with the Penn Center for Innovation and Penn Health-Tech, empowers entrepreneurs, clinicians, and researchers at Penn Medicine to create and commercialize innovative medical devices to address unmet clinical needs, improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care.  The program supports faculty and staff in transforming their "paper napkin drawing" to a final product ready for clinical use. We also partner with PCI Ventures to help participants make the transition from device to company after the program concludes.