Latest news from the Science Center, the companies we support and the innovation ecosystem.

November 19, 2018 | Press Releases

Venture Café Philadelphia kicks off with Richard Florida as Featured Speaker

Venture Café Philadelphia will kick off its first Thursday night gathering on November 29 with prominent urban studies theorist, Richard Florida. The inaugural Venture Café Philadelphia Thursday gathering will take place from 3 – 8 p.m. at the newly opened 3675 Market Street where the University City Science Center is headquartered.

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November 15, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Commercialization Visualized

Over the last few weeks, you’ve probably heard a lot about our new building, Quorum tripling in size, the launch of Venture Café Philadelphia and an expanded FirstHand Lab. These are all exciting developments that we’re very eager to share with our community. Not quite as visible, but equally important are the Science Center’s commercialization programs that we’ve developed over the last 10+ years.

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November 15, 2018 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center celebrates grand opening of 3675 Market St.

The University City Science Center kicked open the doors to its new headquarters at 3675 Market last Friday night when it hosted its “Choose Your Own Adventure” open house celebration.

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November 14, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Meet Lia: At-Home Pregnancy Steps Into The 21st Century

As a professor who teaches entrepreneurship, I’m often asked if it can truly be taught. Unsurprisingly, my answer is yes. To back up that assertion, I’d like to share the story of a terrific company that came about because of a school assignment: Lia Diagnostics, co-founded by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson.

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November 12, 2018 | Science Center In The News

uCity Square’s 14-story office tower & innovation hub opens at 3675 Market Street

3675 Market Street is officially open. On Friday, Nov. 9th, building management threw an open-house party at the 14-story office tower, intended to be the new hub of the Science Center’s “uCity Square” planned community.

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November 9, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Lia Diagnostics raises $2.6M for its flushable & biodegradable pregnancy test

Lia Diagnostics, the Philadelphia company that has developed a flushable and biodegradable home pregnancy test, raised $2.6 million in a private equity financing.

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November 8, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Backstage Capital's Philadelphia accelerator will open in new Science Center building

Backstage Capital's Philadelphia accelerator chose the Cambridge Innovation Center's space at the University City Science Center's new headquarters as its home base in the city, one of just four the California-based venture capital firm chose to locate an accelerator program in.

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November 6, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Science Center debuts its latest building

If the Science Center has a problem, it may be that it can’t develop new buildings fast enough to meet growing demand for its space.

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November 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Inside 3675 Market, Philadelphia’s Newest Innovation Hub

The uCity Square development, a major collaboration between partners like the Science Center and Cambridge Innovation Center, is taking Philly’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to new heights. Here’s how.

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November 1, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

Choose Your Own Adventure at the 3675 Market Street Grand Opening Party

Next Friday night we’re celebrating the official opening of 3675 Market Street with a huge party. Together with our partners CIC Philadelphia, BioLabs and Wexford Science + Technology, floors one through six in the building will be activated with live music, special performances, community partner activations, food, drink and more.

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