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Philadelphia’s Rainforest of Innovation

BY STEPHEN S. TANG, PH.D., MBA As the University City Science Center enters its 51st year and embarks on a new chapter ofinventing the future, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the future of Greater Philadelphia’s role as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub. Continue Reading

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Science Center Accepting Applications for New Digital Health Accelerator

 PHILADELPHIA – (February 3, 2014) – The University City Science Center is accepting applications for a new Digital Health Accelerator. The application period opens Monday, February 3, 2014 and runs through March 31, 2015. Continue Reading

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Drexel and the Science Center to Create Innovation Hub

Drexel University, the University City Science Center and  DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.  Continue Reading

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Science Center Awards $600,000 to Researchers at Three Universities

PHILADELPHIA – (December 3, 2013) – Four promising technologies are one step closer to the marketplace thanks to funding from the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program. Life science and health IT researchers from Drexel University, Temple University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, received a total of $600,000 through the QED […]

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Science Center CEO to Testify Before U.S. Senate Committee

University City Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA is testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation this afternoon (Wednesday, Nov. 6) at 2:30 p.m. Continue Reading

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Smart Talk Explores Impact of Crowdfunding on Startups

PHILADELPHIA–(October 23, 2013) – What do the new regulations on crowdfunding mean for startups? On October 24, the University City Science Center will address the issue during a Smart Talk program that will explore how the SEC’s ruling will impact how startup companies raise money and who that funding comes from. September 23, 2013 was […]

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Chinese Leader in Genomics Joins Science Center’s Port Community

 The Port incubator continues to concentrate a global network of innovators within the Philadelphia region Sept. 11, 2013 (Philadelphia) – BGI Health Americas, a U.S. subsidiary of BGI, one of the world’s leading research and genomics institutions, has opened an office at the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator. Continue Reading 

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University City Science Center Port Business Incubator Program Receives International Honor

PHILADELPHIA – (August 15, 2013) — The National Business Incubation Association has again awarded the NBIA Soft Landings International Incubator designation to the University City Science Center Port Business Incubator in Philadelphia. This was the Science Center’s first renewal of the designation it first received in 2011. Continue reading

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Angel Education Explores Growing Ed Tech Industry

 PHILADELPHIA–(June 12, 2013) – According to the National Venture Capital Association, investments in education-technology companies nationwide tripled in the last decade, increasing to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002. Investors, innovators and entrepreneurs will convene on Tuesday, June 18 to shine a light on the growing industry and the associated investment opportunities at an […]

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Monica Cawvey Joins Science Center as VP Development

PHILADELPHIA–(May 14, 2013) – Monica Cawvey has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President of Development.  In this newly created position, Monica is responsible for the overall strategic planning, development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Science Center’s comprehensive development and fundraising program. “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, the need to support […]

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