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December 28, 2017
2017 has been a big year for us! Here’s a look back at some of our favorite milestones over the last 12 months.
JANUARY: Shovel Ready
We kicked off 2017 celebrating the groundbreaking of the first new building in uCity Square, 3675 Market Street. Set to open in summer 2018, 3675 Market Street will be home the Science Center’s corporate headquarters, an expanded Quorum and FirstHand Lab. Joining the Science Center in 3675 will be Boston-based anchor tenant CIC.
JANUARY: 40 Years of Art & Science
The Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) celebrated 40 years with a special exhibit. Art at the Science Center: A 40-Year Retrospective paid homage to the gallery’s 40th anniversary, and featured works by R. Buckminster Fuller, Aleksandra Kasuba, James Dupree and more.
JULY: It’s RAINing Innovation!
Roughly 150 members of the entrepreneurial community gathered at the Annual RAIN Conference in July. We explored how innovation communities are promoting entrepreneurship while engaging with a diverse and inclusive population. After the formal program, attendees gathered for a happy hour at uCity Square’s PHS Pop Up Beer Garden.
AUGUST: Where Did You Watch the Eclipse?
The uCity Square community gathered at Innovation Plaza for “The great American Eclipse” in August.
SEPTEMBER: When immigration and entrepreneurship intersect, magic happens.
Immigrant entrepreneurs are revolutionizing our local, regional and global landscape. Meet the six immigrant entrepreneurs who make up the 2017 class of the Innovators Walk of Fame here.
OCTOBER: Mentoring Matters
US2020 honored FirstHand with the STEM Mentoring Award for Excellence in Volunteer Experience. Our FirstHand team travelled to Washington, D.C. in October to accept the award.
OCTOBER: Digital Disruption
DHA companies are changing the game. From flushable pregnancy tests, to remote patient monitoring systems and augmented reality – these technologies span the realm of digital health. Learn more about the newest class of companies here.
NOVEMBER: Powerful Partnership
Members of the CIC and Venture Café teams joined us, and 200 of our closest friends, on Innovation Plaza as we unveiled details about our partnership at 3675 Market.