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October 31, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

How Universities Are Fueling The Local Economy

When Philadelphia was founded, its proximity to natural resources guaranteed its economic vitality. Fortunately, as manufacturing has declined, a system that fosters innovation and promotes the development, transfer, and commercialization...

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October 29, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Here’s how Philly tech fits into ‘the rise of the rest’

Tech scenes outside of Silicon Valley are flourishing in cities throughout the country, including Philadelphia. Rather than see that as a chance for competition with other regions, the rise of the rest in tech entrepreneurship can be a...

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October 23, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Innovate in PA legislation will bring 1,850 tech jobs to state: Tom Corbett

Gov. Tom Corbett visited the Navy Yard last week to trump the Innovate in PA legislation he signed this summer aimed at bringing more than $75 million in early stage investment to the state as soon as next year. Read More

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October 22, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

NCI grant will advance Temple leukemia therapeutic towards clinical trials

Diffregen LLC, a Temple University startup company, has been awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant by the National Cancer Institute to advance Angiocidin, a university-created therapeutic to treat acute myeloid...

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October 8, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Made in Pennsylvania, but a model for America: As I See It

As the leaders of Pennsylvania research universities, we represent institutions that are large and small; private and public; urban and rural; ivy and land-grant. Yet for our many differences, we are united in our commitment to serving the...

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September 26, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center


The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) named the Oklahoma University Research Campus as the 2013 Outstanding Research Park. The 18th Annual AURP Awards of Excellence ceremony, held this year in Philadelphia, recognized the...

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September 26, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Rick Nucci Selected as Next President of Philly Startup Leaders

Beginning December 1, Dell Boomi Founder Rick Nucci will become the next president of Philly Startup Leaders (PSL), as Artisan Mobile CEO Bob Moul completes a highly successful two-year term and becomes Board Chair succeeding Chris Cera,...

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August 23, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia lagged in venture capital funding over the last decade but signs of a new, prosperous era abound.

Dear venture capitalists, show us the money...............When Bob Moore and Jake Stein were raising money for their business intelligence software startup, RJ Metrics, they talked to venture capitalists from across the country. When they...

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July 16, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

Former Governor Tom Ridge And Innovation Thought Leader Robert D. Atkinson To Headline AURP 2013 International Conference

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announced today that Tom Ridge, Former Governor of Pennsylvania and First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (now of the Ridge Policy Group), and Robert D. Atkinson, PhD, President, The...

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July 8, 2013 | Beyond The Science Center

TechGirlz: Philadelphia entrepreneurship camp targets young women

In just five years, there will be 1.5 million new computing-related job openings in America, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor. But if current student enrollment trends persist, the industry will only be able to fill...

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