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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.

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March 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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March 17, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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March 15, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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March 9, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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March 1, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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February 23, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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February 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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February 17, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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February 16, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Here’s What’s Going Down at SXSW This Year

Philly’s sending what’s likely to be its biggest team ever and it includes Mayor Kenney. Some highlights: plenty of Philly tech exhibits, a concert of Philly artists and a panel featuring our Mayor.

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