Amid rapid change brought on by new forms of competition, new regulations, and innovation, the Life
Sciences industry in Pennsylvania is in the process of reinventing itself. The Life Sciences industry has
historically been a strong contributor to Pennsylvania’s economy. Following the financial crisis, the pace of growth has slowed in the face of increased costs, heightened uncertainty, changes in regulations and
risk factors, and greater demands for efficiency.
This edition of the Science Center's Annual Review celebrates the wide range of scientists who make up the Science Center — including the entrepreneurs, artists and students who relentlessly pursue discovery. The desire to push beyond the status quo is what motivates all the people who are at the core of the Science Center. The thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs who are bringing to life the ideas that will revolutionize our collective future.
Connect to compete: Philadelphia’s University City-Center City innovation district
Philadelphia’s innovation economy is strong, but city leaders can do more with its existing assets to compete globally and benefit local communities, according to a new report from the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution.
The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity, a new study shows.