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June 21, 2017 | Science Center In The News
How to take Philly's place in tech world from 'complacent' to 'buzzy' MORE
In a recent article in Philadelphia magazine, it seems writer John Marchese was trying to light a fire under Philadelphia’s leaders. Marchese investigates the progress Pittsburgh has made in developing cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and autonomous vehicles, transforming itself from a declining manufacturing town into a technology and innovation hub.
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has named the 50 semifinalists for the 2017 Drucker Prize.
Out of 252 applicants, here are the 50 organizations selected by first-round judges to have best met Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—“change that creates a new dimension of performance”—and made a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve...
Report: University City’s tech scene can explode with growth and help nearby neighborhoods
A new report from the nonprofit Brookings Institution examines Philly’s burgeoning tech scenes against those in other cities, and suggests the city should invest in education and medicine — particularly in University City’s Innovation District.
Study calls for University City, W. Center City ‘Innovation District’
Philadelphia needs a coherent planning vision to solidify University City and western Center City into a financial and knowledge hub that can help the city prosper, scholars with the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, said in a report to be released Thursday.
Later this year, the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a hub for biomedical research and information technology nestled in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triangle, will reopen Bailey Power Plant—an 80-year-old facility that’s been dormant for two decades—as a 110,000-sf mixed-use and entertainment space that complements the 1.6-acre Bailey Park across the street.
What do these three investment firms look for in a startup?
A group of Philly investors came together in a forum during Tech Week in Philadelphia to address questions about their investment criteria, the implications of accepting their investment and the love-hate relationship with angel investors. They spanned all stages of investment from SRI Capital at the seed stage, Safeguard Scientifics at the Series A-C stage to the later stages with NewSpring Capital.
University City Science Center CEO Advocates for Business Accelerators Before Congress
University City Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Democrats See Vast Potential in Business Accelerators
At a hearing today before the House Small Business Committee, Democrats examined one of the current fastest growing mechanisms for entrepreneurial growth—business accelerators. Described by Committee Ranking Member, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) as “the best of both worlds”, accelerator programs simultaneously spur new businesses and reward investors.