Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

January 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Thirty-Six Philadelphia-Based Startups Benefit from KIZ Tax Credits

For the second year in a row, University City KIZ Companies received the highest number of KIZ Tax Credit awards among the 28 zones across the Commonwealth.

Read More
January 10, 2018 | Press Releases

Art Inspired by Networks On Display at Esther Klein Gallery: Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned

The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) newest exhibit features work from a group of young artists participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program. Networks Within and Around Us runs through January 26, 2018. A lecture by Dr. Danielle Basset will be held on Friday, January 19th at Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street.

Read More
January 4, 2018 | Press Releases

University City Science Center Announces CEO Transition

The University City Science Center announced today that Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, will step down as President & CEO to join OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) as President & CEO.

Read More


December 4, 2017 | Press Releases

STEM-UP Network & University City Science Center team up to explore the Power of Networks for Female Entrepreneurs

When it comes to business, it’s not solely what you know. It’s also who you know. The STEM-UP Network has teamed with the University Science Center to present a Smart Talk panel discussion focused on women entrepreneurs. How Female Entrepreneurs Achieve Success Through Strong Networks will take place from Friday, December 8, 2017, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Quorum at the University City Science Center.

Read More
November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

New Partnerships to Strengthen Innovation and Entrepreneurship at uCity Square

The University City Science Center, CIC and Venture Café announced further details about their partnership to catalyze and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at a reception at uCity Square

Read More
November 8, 2017 | Press Releases

These Three Startups are Simplifying and Streamlining Healthcare

Three companies aiming to simplify and streamline healthcare fields have set up shop at the Science Center’s Port business incubator. ChromaTan, InnaMed and Group K Diagnostics are all occupying lab space at 3624 Market Street.

Read More
October 24, 2017 | Press Releases

U.S. Department of Commerce Awards New Grant to Support Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Exports in Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the University City Science Center a $500,000 “i6 Challenge” grant through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program.

Read More
October 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Science Center’s FirstHand Program Receives National Award for Mentoring Initiatives

For the second time in three years, the University City Science Center’s FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program travelled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 10th, to accept the award for Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020.

Read More
October 5, 2017 | Press Releases

Gut Love: Bacteria, Love and Immunology Intersect at Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit

Understanding the microbiome, the millions of bacteria that live in our guts, is one of the newest frontiers in human health. Gut Love: You Are My Future, the newest exhibit on display at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), offers an artist’s perspective as it explores the human condition through the lens of the gut microbiome.

Read More
September 26, 2017 | Press Releases

Meet the New Class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator

Flushable pregnancy tests, remote patient monitoring systems, augmented reality to prepare for emergency situations – these are among the seven technologies being developed by the third class of the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator (DHA).

Read More

Sign up to receive email updates from Flying Slippers!

Jeanne Mell

VP Marketing Communications

jmell [at]


Kristen Fitch

Senior Manager Marketing and Media Relations

kfitch [at]