2019 University City Science center Impact Report

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The University City Science Center plays a key role in driving economic impact in the Philadelphia region.

We’re in the business of helping bright ideas become businesses while nurturing a workforce to support our 21st century economy. As you’ll see in this impact report, we operate in three distinct but interconnected ways: we help commercialize; we convene; and we cultivate the STEM talent pipeline.

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Commercialize

OUR COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAMS are designed to fill the gaps in resources, enabling promising research and technologies to transition into thriving businesses.

Learn more about the Science Center’s commercialization impact across the Philadelphia region and beyond.

118

Businesses and projects supported

$1.8M

science center funds invested

$57.3M

follow-on funds

45%

Minority founders

Convene

WE CONVENE PEOPLE to build communities, create opportunities, facilitate connections and inspire action.

Find out more about how the Science Center convenes the best and brightest minds in the Philadelphia area.

29,000

quorum visitors

10,000

Venture Café Attendees

70

Venture Cafe program partners

21

artists featured at Esther Klein Gallery

Cultivate

WE'RE INSPIRING STUDENTS to be the next generation of innovators and connecting adults to family-sustaining STEM careers.

See how the Science Center fuels discovery and exploration with interactive programming.

377

students served

12

school partners

5,730

hours of student engagement

60

STEM mentors

Learn more about how the Science Center is creating impact in our region.