The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) is Penn’s one-stop-shop for commercialization and entrepreneurship. PCI's staff are here to help researchers navigate the fields of intellectual property, startup companies, and corporate partnerships. PCI can help you if you want to learn how to launch a startup based on your research, understand if your new idea is patentable, or connect with corporate partners for research collaborations. Ryan Mendoza and Ryne DuBose from PCI will be discussing these topics and answering questions about PCI and the technology commercialization process.
Ryne DuBose is the Assistant Director of PCI's Engineering, Physical, and Applied Sciences office. He has been at Penn since 2014 helping to manage IP and commercialize technologies from GRASP and the school of engineering. Ryne has a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and previously worked as an engineer at Boeing and ULC Robotics.
Ryan Mendoza is an Assistant Director at PCI Ventures. Ryan manages a portfolio of >20 hardware, software, IT, and physical sciences companies. He provides resources, services, and hands on support to help commercialize Penn technologies through startup companies. Prior to PCI ventures Ryan was the SVP of Engineering at Graphene Frontiers, a nanotechnology startup that spun out of the Physics department at Penn and went through the PCI commercialization channels. Ryan also spent time at Lockheed Martin as an Electrical Engineer working on ballistic weapons systems and radar technologies. He has a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering.