Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.
April 5, 2017 | Press Releases
Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Connects Disciplines of Cosmology, History, Philosophy
The newest exhibit on display at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is a retrospective by sculptor Rebecca Kamen, featuring a collaborative multi-media installation that explores the relationship between inner and outer space. Continuum opens on April 13th and runs through May 27th. An opening reception featuring a dance performance by Megan Mizanty will be held at EKG on April 13th from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Newest Company at Science Center’s Port Business Incubator Developing Treatment for Rare Diseases
On the heels of its Series A financing round, the newest company to join the Science Center’s Port business incubator is tackling treatment options for rare mitochondrial diseases like Freidreich’s Ataxia. Chondrial Therapeutics Inc., an emerging biotechnology company, moved into the Port incubator in December and occupies a full lab at 3624 Market Street.
Science Center Celebrating Immigrant Entrepreneurs; Call for Nominations Opens for Innovators Walk of Fame
America was built on the twin bedrocks of immigration and entrepreneurship. In 2017, the University City Science Center will shine a light on immigrant entrepreneurs whose discoveries, inventions and contributions have transformed our world as it solicits nominations for its Innovators Walk of Fame. The Call for Nominations opens Monday, March 6, 2017 and runs through Friday, May 19, 2017.
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.