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About Us

We help life sciences startups grow and nurture diverse STEM talent.

What we stand for

Our mission

To power progress that advances science and healthcare innovation, uplifts communities, and improves lives.

Our vision

To catalyze Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs and accelerate technology innovation that addresses society’s biggest healthcare challenges​.

Our Strategic Pillars

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We identify, support and commercialize promising technology.


We mobilize capital for diverse founders and healthcare startups.


We nurture a diverse STEM workforce.


We foster connectivity through our spaces and content.

Our Values


We are One Science Center guided by our mission.

Openness & Curiosity

We make space in our work for people to be seen and heard while expanding our empathy and mutual respect of each other’s boundaries, experiences, and person.


We do our work to make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of others.


We are committed to being honest and ethical in everything we do.

Equity & Inclusion

We foster an environment where we embrace the strength of the diversity of our team and our community.

Innovation in Action

We are committed to continuous learning and open to new ideas that drive positive change.

Our Story

When the Science Center was founded in 1963, the war on cancer had not yet been declared and astronauts had yet to walk on the moon.

Our Team

We're passionate about our work, and in our pursuit to support promising young companies and diverse local talent.
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Our Campus

Surrounded by colleges and universities, independent research institutions, world-renowned hospitals, and hundreds of restaurants and shops, uCity Square is the center of connectivity.


Explore our FAQs which cover everything from our relationships with universities to the programs we offer.

Support the Science Center

We are a mission-driven nonprofit, working to advance Greater Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem through initiatives that foster new discoveries and nurture talent.

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