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December 30, 2016 | Science Center In The News
Biggest stories in Philadelphia's tech & education scene in 2016
Greater Philadelphia's increasingly bustling industries of technology and education saw steady progress over the course of 2-16. It was a year that brought surprise departures, major acquisitions, as well as victories to celebrate.
From wearable devices that can improve performance to fan engagement platforms, the business of innovation is taking over sports. The Science Center’s most recent Smart Talk Session featured a panel of speakers spanning the world of sports, technology and innovation, and a discussion on how these various fields overlap.
U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Institute Joining Manufacturing Usa Network
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today an award of $70 million to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) , the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network. This is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and the first funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).
Boston-Based CIC Chooses uCity Square for Newest Expansion Location
uCity Square has attracted a Boston-area firm to its newest building at 3675 Market Street in University City, Philadelphia. Wexford Science + Technology and the University City Science Center announced today that Cambridge Innovation Center, also known as CIC, will occupy 127,000 square feet and bring its successful model of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship to Philadelphia.
Cambridge Innovation Center signs big lease in University City
Cambridge Innovation Center has signed onto 127,000 square feet at UCity Square in Philadelphia.
Known as CIC, the Boston-based company will occupy space at 3675 Market St. in University City. It operates in a similar fashion as a co-working space and incubator, providing flexible space to entrepreneurial startups and other companies.
Veriflow Product Line To Detect Foodborne Pathogens Continues Expansion With Additional Aoac Approval
Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a Philadelphia-based global molecular solutions company announced today that its Veriflow technology platform for the detection of STEC organisms received certification from the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
3 Greater Philadelphia businesswomen make national 'Women to Watch' list
Three businesswomen from Greater Philadelphia are getting a national spotlight. Floss Barber of Floss Barber Inc., Tina Hwang of PNC Bank and Christina Lopes of The One Health Company are part of the 100 business leaders who make up Bizwomen’s Women to Watch list for 2016.
Esther Klein Gallery Celebrates 40 Years at the Intersection of Art and Science
After four decades of innovative programming and exhibitions exploring the intersection of art, science and technology, the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new exhibit. Art at the Science Center: A 40-Year Retrospective will pay homage to the last 40 years of artistic programming by featuring pieces from EKG’s permanent collection and archives. The exhibit opens on December 19th and runs through January 27th. A celebratory reception will be held at EKG, located at 3600 Market Street, on Thursday, January 26th from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Libby Newman, founder of EKG and curator of the gallery for its first 25 years, will be the guest of honor at the reception.
A $6M fund will support early stage digital health startups in Philly region
Safeguard Scientifics and Independence Health Group, the parent company of insurer Independence Blue Cross, have teamed up with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania to set up a $6 million fund. The fund will be used to support early stage digital health startups in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, according to a news release. The initiative is designed to encourage entrepreneurs to stay in the area and build on the region’s healthcare landscape.