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Our networking, professional development and entrepreneurial support programs facilitate connections, foster collaboration, and help innovators turn flashes of inspiration into thriving businesses.
No matter what its size, a community needs a gathering place. For Greater Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, that place is Quorum. Quorum unites the region’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities through a central gathering space in the heart of uCity Square and through related programs that enable idea generators to meet, share and learn.
FirstHand provides curious minds access to the knowledge and resources of the Science Center. Interactive programming provides a gateway to creative, design-based applications of science and technology. FirstHand serves local youth, teachers and professionals from under-resourced schools.
Sometimes an idea alone is not enough. The QED proof-of-concept program supports and funds novel university technologies with market potential, bridging the gap between academic research and product commercialization.
The Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) is a place to hone your ideas, sharpen your skills and grow your company. With flexible workspace, shared amenities, and a collaborative spirit, ic@3401 provides a unique, energizing, and supportive environment for your startup.
Considering an expansion to the US market? Philadelphia is the place to be. The city boasts a vibrant startup community with access to a diversely talented workforce and connections to institutions of higher education.
Qualifying early-stage tech and life sciences companies can access up to $100,000 in tradeable tax credits annually through the University City Keystone Innovation Zone.
The Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) supports digital health companies ready to transition from research and development to sales. DHA provides promising companies from around the world with funding, collaborative workspace, professional mentorship, and introductions to key healthcare stakeholders and investors in Greater Philadelphia.
Venture Cafe connects innovators to make things happen. At its core, Venture Café provides the necessary connective tissue to uncover and link the various parts of an innovation ecosystem. We believe innovation ecosystems thrive when the largest, varied segments of its population are participating.
With lush plantings, chess, checkers and backgammon tables, free wi-fi, and a variety of seating options Innovation Plaza reflects the dynamic energy of the Science Center, uCity Square, and our partners and stakeholders.
The Innovators Walk of Fame (IWOF) shines a light on the diverse tradition of discovery and innovation in Greater Philadelphia. IWOF recognizes innovators whose groundbreaking contributions have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape.
The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) mission is to positively impact the cultural life of our West Philadelphia neighborhood and the broader community. EKG programming uses the creative arts as a platform to explore the relationships between art, science and technology.
The Science Center has partnered with biotech company and uCity Square resident, Integral Molecular to host an artist-in-residence program focused on biotechnology. The goal of this program is to provide access, opportunity and awareness for artists to explore the ever-changing world of biotechnology.
STEAM is alive and well in uCity Square! Visitors may be surprised to learn that in addition to the Science Center’s natural affinity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, there’s plenty of art throughout uCity Square.