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March 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News
Innovators Walk of Fame honors immigrant business owners
The Science Center, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects innovation and technology in the region, will honor immigrant entrepreneurs in its Innovators Walk of Fame. The “walk” itself consists of large concrete blocks inscribed with the names of notable entrepreneurs. The Science Center adds new names every other year as part of a biannual contest. Nominees can come from Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Northern Delaware.
New Creative Placemaking Initiative, LoLa 38, Brings Community Programming to Lower Lancaster Avenue
People’s Emergency Center [PEC], Wexford Science + Technology, the University City Science Center and Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation officially announced today their collaborative project LoLa 38. LoLa 38 will bring short-term community programming to the former University City High School [UCHS] and United Bank sites along Lancaster Avenue, a historic commercial corridor serving a richly diverse series of neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. This project is supported by funding from the William Penn Foundation.
8 startups repping Philly’s health IT scene at SXSW
On the first day of SXSW Interactive, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a powerful message to a captivated crowd. He was in Austin to announce his foundation’s new cancer initiative. The enthusiasm of the audience was reflective of a highly healthcare-centric SXSW.
Coons, Roberts, Kelly, Kind introduce bipartisan, bicameral bill to help startups and small businesses invest in research
U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) as well as United States Congressmen Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) today introduced the Support Small Business R&D Act, legislation that will help startups and small businesses take advantage of the research and development (R&D) tax credit.
Three Models of Building for Innovation in Philadelphia
Embracing the concept of a minimum viable product and partnering with anchor institutions are two of the ways that a group of development professionals speaking at a ULI Philadelphia event in February said they are working to create a built environment that enables collaboration and experimentation, which are some of the hallmarks of the innovation economy.
Commentary: Immigrant entrepreneurs embody the American Dream
As the son of immigrant scientists - and as a scientist myself - I am deeply troubled by the Trump administration's immigration policy. As the leader of a tech-based, economic development organization, I'm even more apprehensive about the policy's impact on innovation, entrepreneurship, and America's ability to compete on a global scale.
Philadelphia’s University City Science Center engages with Comcast Business Ethernet
Comcast Business has signed the deal to provide high performance Ethernet services to Philadelphia’s start-up and tech communities at The Microsoft Reactor, a hub for entrepreneurs and technologists that is located on the ground floor of the University City Science Center’s corporate offices at uCity Square. The full-service Comcast Business Ethernet line provides a scalable enterprise-grade service to support various programs, events and start-up businesses.
Why University City Science Center is betting big on these 3 health projects
Three promising technologies that seek to improve the efficacy of medical care earned a big boost from the University City Science Center on Monday, with a total of $600,000 in research grants announced through the center’s QED Proof of Concept Program.
Rowan Professor Lands Prestigious Science Center Grant
Patients with broken legs soon may undergo more successful surgeries thanks to a robot. That’s the goal of Dr. Mohammad Abedin-Nasab, a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro.