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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.

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June 16, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Announcing: 2017 Drucker Prize Semifinalists

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...

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May 18, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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May 18, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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May 12, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Next week: Hear how 3 Philly entrepreneurs grappled with immigration

Behind every outstanding immigrant founder you meet, likely there’s a complex story of how many hoops they had to jump through in order to get here.

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May 10, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Steve Tang Talks Innovation with Rick Anthony of The Entrepreneurs Network

Rick Anthony talks with Dr. Steve Tang, president and CEO of Philadelphia's phenomenally successful University City Science Center.

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May 9, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Movers + Shapers: Innovation Superchargers

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.

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May 5, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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May 3, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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May 3, 2017 | Science Center In The News

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.

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