Learn to be an innovator

The Wharton Innovation & Design Club hosts numerous workshops during the year for our members to learn about the innovation process, interface with design and innovation practices in New York and San Francisco, and try their hand at prototyping new tools and products themselves. Our 3 major initiatives over the year include:


Penn Design Challenge

PDC brings together multidisciplinary groups of students across Penn to work on pressing challenges for a corporate sponsor. Over the course of four weeks, groups are coached by a leading innovation consulting firm to apply human-centered design techniques, such as ethnographic research, prototyping, and storytelling, to come up with creative solutions for their client.

Join us for Fall 2017! ⟶


MBA Innovation Summit

MBAIS is a yearly spring conference in NYC co-organized by Wharton, Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management; bringing together over 200+ MBA students with industry thought leaders and professionals, MBAIS is the leading innovation conference for business school students today.




2017 ⟶





Healthcare Innovation Challenge

In collaboration with Penn Medicine and the Wharton Healthcare Club, the Penn Medicine Challenge uses the same format as the Penn Design Challenge to address pressing problems in healthcare today.

2016 ⟶