Penn Health-Tech Announces NEMO Prize

Penn Health-Tech Announces NEMO Prize

Penn’s Center for Health, Devices and Technology, Penn Health-Tech, unites interdisciplinary strengths in Medicine, Engineering, and beyond to create transformative technologies that address the world’s pressing healthcare needs. Penn Health-Tech is an academic center that supports faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pennsylvania with funding and programming across the medical device spectrum, from early concept development to implementation.

The center now has another mechanism for spurring that sort of innovation: the Nemirovsky Engineering and Medicine Opportunity, or NEMO Prize.

Made possible by a generous gift from Engineering and Wharton alumnus Ofer Nemirovsky, the NEMO Prize is focused on supporting early-stage ideas at the intersection of engineering and medicine that do not yet qualify for support by federal agencies or are not yet mature enough for private investment.

Recognizing that major breakthroughs often occur from new collaborations, this award program can either support investigators with no prior collaborative work, or ongoing collaborative teams examining new ideas at the interface between engineering and medicine. The awardees will receive $80,000 to support the breakthrough.

Read more about the NEMO Prize’s eligibility requirements, nomination process and deadlines at Penn Health-Tech.