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November 14, 2019 | Press Releases

Accelerator Season

We’re now accepting applications for two accelerators! Each have unique missions, but both are focused on growing businesses while leverage our network of advisors, industry leaders and resources.

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November 14, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

A Day in the Life of Quorum: Innovation Through Connection

Part space, part program, part community resource; on the uCity Square campus and beyond, “Quorum” means a lot of things to a lot of people.

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November 13, 2019 | Science Center In The News

How a small Philadelphia gene therapy company became part of a $3B deal

The company is developing two gene therapies to treat, and potentially cure, cystic fibrosis.

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November 13, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Philly Global Startup Accelerator Opens Enrollment for New Cohort

The program supports companies seeking to improve a civil service or the health of a population through technology with an eye on global expansion.

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November 7, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Science Center President & CEO, Steve Zarrilli named to Philadelphia Business Journal's "Power 100"

The final installment of our Power 100 list for 2019.

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November 5, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Esther Klein Gallery Presents Conformations- The Art of Science

University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery boasts gleaming white walls and an abundance of natural light streaming in from the glass-paned entrance. Less than 10 strides separate the center of the exhibit area from the bright bustle of uCity Square and Market Street. Yet within a few minutes of entering the wide, open space, a hush falls that drops a veil between the viewers and the outside world—an apt transformation for Laura Splan’s Conformations series, now on view.

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November 4, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Innovation Districts Play Leading Part for Ventas

The University City Science Center—one of the country’s oldest and largest research parks—is located in the uCity Square area of University City. Ventas and Wexford have developed nearly 1 million square feet in uCity Square, a 6.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use community of retail, residential, clinical, office, and lab space concentrated around an open-air public square.

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November 1, 2019 | Science Center In The News

Tech Startups: Launch Lane accelerator is now accepting apps for its inaugural cohort

Looking to grow or scale your tech-focused startup? Applications for the first Launch Lane accelerator, created by the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, are open now through November.

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October 31, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

The Art of Science

In 2001, Ben Doranz and Sharon Willis set up shop on a two-person lab bench at the Science Center’s Port Incubator. Today, Integral Molecular is a biotech leader that has grown steadily to 26,000 square feet at uCity Square, a joint development among the Science Center, Wexford Science & Technology and Ventas. As they’ve each grown, Integral and uCity Square have sunk deep roots in West Philadelphia, serving as model citizens who play active roles in workforce and economic development and community outreach.

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October 29, 2019 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center-backed accelerator seeks applicants looking to expand in India

The Global Startup Accelerator is back this year and shifting its focus to building smart cities and partnerships in India.

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