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December 19, 2012 | Science Center In The News

First Digital Health Awards of QED Program, Two Life Sciences Projects Also Receive Awards

PHILADELPHIA--(December 19, 2012) – Two digital health projects and two life science projects will receive a total of $600,000 from the University City Science Center’s QED Program, the Science Center announced December 19, 2012. Since its...

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December 5, 2012 | Science Center In The News

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

PHILADELPHIA--(December 5, 2012) – How much ground has the U.S. lost in the global innovation race -- and how do we regain our advantage? Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation...

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December 4, 2012 | Resident & Alumni News

Tripwire moves its research division to the Science Center

In November 2010, police in rural Escondido, California discovered a house with over nine pounds of explosives and several industrial chemicals. It was a challenging situation: Authorities needed to obtain evidence while guaranteeing the...

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December 3, 2012 | Science Center In The News

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Expands Campus Entrepreneurship Platform Bringing “Blackstone LaunchPad” to Pennsylvania

Blackstone Charitable Foundation Expands Campus Entrepreneurship Platform Bringing “Blackstone LaunchPad” to Pennsylvania   Partnership between The University City Science Center, Temple University and Philadelphia University will Train...

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November 30, 2012 | Science Center In The News

NEW DATE: 20% by 2020: How Philadelphia is Reducing Energy Consumption

PHILADELPHIA--(November 26, 2012) – The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) has taken on a considerable task – reducing energy consumption in Philadelphia 20% by 2020. What does this mean for Philadelphia’s economy – and what...

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November 29, 2012 | Beyond The Science Center

The MDD Interview: Molineaux sees growth opportunities for life sciences in PA

Christopher Molineaux is president of Pennsylvania Bio, the only statewide trade association for the life sciences industry whose membership includes medical device, diagnostic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and research organizations....

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November 28, 2012 | Science Center In The News

Finding the right investor is like finding your frog prince: MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures cofounder Bernie Rudnick

Bernie Rudnick, cofounder of MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures, likes to speak in aphorisms.   Take, for example, his wisdom on angel investors:   “We tend to bet on the jockey,” he said, “not the horse.”   Or: “We don’t go to casinos, but we...

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November 26, 2012 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center to Host Canadian-U.S. eHealth Innovation Summit

PHILADELPHIA--(November 26, 2012) – Twelve emerging Canadian technology companies will present innovative health information technology solutions addressing problems of cost and quality of patient care November 28th in Philadelphia. The 4th...

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November 19, 2012 | Beyond The Science Center

Innovation Partnership (IPart) Announces $80,000 FAST Grant Award, and Continuation of its Successful SBIR/STTR Company Assistance Programs

HARRISBURG, PA – The Innovation Partnership (IPart) secured an $80,000 Federal State and Technology Partnership (FAST) grant from the US Small Business Administration. IPart is Pennsylvania’s premiere Small Business Innovation Research...

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November 19, 2012 | Science Center In The News

University City KIZ among 10 KIZs to Receive Funding from Corbett Administration

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To position Pennsylvania as a national leader for technology development, Gov. Tom Corbett's administration announced today the awarding of new investments to support business,...

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