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February 20, 2017 | Press Releases
Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 from Science Center’s QED Program
Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.
Newest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Examines Technology’s Impact on the Psyche
A new exhibition at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is a meditation on the similarities and differences between biological and artificial intelligence. Geistdenkenheit, an installation by Tyler Kline, examines how the relatively recent practices of cognitive mapping and cranial scanning have provided insight into the structure of the human psyche, as it explores the impact of technology on the psyche and what it means to be human in the 21st century.
University of Pittsburgh and University City Science Center in Philadelphia Join Forces to Commercialize Early-Stage Technologies
The University of Pittsburgh is the newest academic participant in the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures program. To launch their partnership, the Science Center and the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute are collaborating to commercialize a Pitt-developed technology for accurately aligning lower-limb prostheses.
Newest Startups at Science Center’s Port Business Incubator Tackling Viral Infections and Improving Cancer Treatment
The two newest companies to join the University City Science Center’s Port business incubator are transforming healthcare treatment options for patients. Vironika, founded by Paul Lieberman of The Wistar Institute, and Sanguis, launched by a trio of students from the University of Pennsylvania, are both taking lab space at 3624 Market Street.
Three Dozen Startups in University City KIZ Benefiting from Tax Credits
Thirty-six startup companies in University City and Center City have been awarded nearly $2.4 million in tax credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in 2016 as part of the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit Program.
P’unk Ave Founder and Indy Hall Co-Founder Geoff DiMasi is the New Entrepreneur In Quorum
For many fledging startups, good advice from a seasoned entrepreneur can make all the difference when navigating the challenges young businesses face. With the second installment of Quorum’s newest signature program, Entrepreneur IQ, startups can tap into the extensive expertise and experience of Geoff DiMasi, Founder and Principal of interactive design agency, P’unk Ave.
Boston-Based CIC Chooses uCity Square for Newest Expansion Location
uCity Square has attracted a Boston-area firm to its newest building at 3675 Market Street in University City, Philadelphia. Wexford Science + Technology and the University City Science Center announced today that Cambridge Innovation Center, also known as CIC, will occupy 127,000 square feet and bring its successful model of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to Philadelphia.
Esther Klein Gallery Celebrates 40 Years at the Intersection of Art and Science
After four decades of innovative programming and exhibitions exploring the intersection of art, science and technology, the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new exhibit. Art at the Science Center: A 40-Year Retrospective will pay homage to the last 40 years of artistic programming by featuring pieces from EKG’s permanent collection and archives. The exhibit opens on December 19th and runs through January 27th. A celebratory reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street, on Thursday, January 26th from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Libby Newman, founder of EKG and curator of the gallery for its first 25 years, will be the guest of honor at the reception.
Disrupting the Playing Field: Where Sports, Innovation & Technology Collide; Science Center’s Smart Talk Session Features Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Sports Industry Professionals
From wearable devices that can improve performance to fan engagement platforms, the business of innovation is taking over sports. On Thursday, December 15th a panel of entrepreneurs, innovators and a Philadelphia Eagles front office executive will explore how technology is disrupting the playing field at a Smart Talk session. Smart Talk will run from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia.
Science Center Releases Report on Impact of QED Program; Evaluation Highlights Impact of Collaborative Approach to Technology Commercialization
The University City Science Center will unveil a new evaluation report of the QED Proof-of-Concept program at the QED Round Seven Showcase on November 2, 2016 at Quorum at the University City Science Center. Closing the Gap: University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program, prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, quantifies the performance and impact of the program on the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem.