Life sciences and medical technology

Pennsylvania Life Science Greenhouse Initiative (LSG)

The Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouse initiative operates through a network of three regional life sciences organizations. These organizations support the development and growth of the life sciences ecosystem with essential seed funding and industry-specific business expertise.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP)

The BFTP is a national model of technology-based economic development programs. The BFTP provides both technology-based start-ups and established manufacturers with financing, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative and expert resources.

Penn Center for Innovation

The Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania facilitates the transfer of technology from academic research to the private sector through licensing, R&D alliances, and other commercial partnership opportunities. Opportunities exist in a wide range of sectors, including nanotechnology, electronic materials, robotics, computer information systems, bioengineering, medical devices, and more.

Innovation Partnership (IPart)

The Innovation Partnership helps Pennsylvania-based companies obtain federal funding opportunities through the SBIR/STTR programs. It is a statewide consortium of economic development, business assistance, and higher education organizations that provides startup technology companies with free proposal writing assistance, training and financial assistance.

University City Science Center

The University City Science Center is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that helps healthcare and tech startups commercialize and scale their technologies. Bringing together members of the innovation ecosystem from industry, academia and finance, the Science Center helps raise capital, cultivates STEM talent and supports the continued growth of the science industry from life.

Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

The University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories is part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as a Center for Wheelchair and Assistive Robotic Engineering. HERL’s work improves the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.