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October 17, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Philadelphia’s Growing Culture of Innovation

Look up “innovation” in the dictionary and you wind up with “the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods.” But talk with Dr. Stephen S. Tang, president and CEO of the University City Science Center – a major player in...

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September 16, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that it’s sometimes tough to remember that Y Combinator is a business in its own right. And nearly...

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September 3, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs to Honor IT trailblazer Fran Pierce

Philadelphia PA – September 3, 2014 – IT trailblazer Fran Pierce, President and CEO of Data Systems Analysts, Inc., will receive the Iris Newman Award at the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs’ (AWE) Annual Gala on Monday, November 17, at...

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August 15, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

5 Reasons Why Collaboration Is Essential in Today's Business Environment

In the world of design-thinking collaboration is an esteemed means to an end. Good designers wouldn't go about designing a dress or a chair without the input of other peer-designers and colleagues from other core-competencies such as...

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June 24, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Pennsylvania in the Top Tier of All States in Key Measures of R&D and Innovation

San Diego, CA, June 24, 2014– The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) released the Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development report today at its annual International Convention. Pennsylvania Bio simultaneously released an...

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June 2, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

University of Pennsylvania launches new Penn Center for Innovation

The University of Pennsylvania announced the launch of its new Penn Center for Innovation Monday. It’s a reformulation of the university’s approach to engaging new ideas with the commercial and industrial sector. Click here to read more.

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April 17, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The northward view from John F. Kennedy Boulevard near 30th Street Station here features only a parking lot bordered by a sagging chain-link fence and overshadowed by the rusting trestles of an elevated freight railroad....

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April 2, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Can the city lead Philadelphia’s innovation future? [feature]

Josh Kopelman was raising a glass to Philadelphia. It was filled with a kale smoothie. First Round Capital, Kopelman’s early-stage venture capital firm, and the City of Philadelphia had just announced the first investment from Startup PHL,...

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March 1, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Incubator Boom: From San Francisco to St. Louis, biotech incubators are proliferating across North America.

On the second floor of a low-slung office building west of downtown Chicago, piles of boxes await unpacking as the final touches, such as the meeting room’s interactive SMART Board conferencing screen, are installed. In laboratories down...

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February 21, 2014 | Beyond The Science Center

Why you should get excited about what's happening in Greater Philadelphia

There have been numerous documented successes, some of which we’ll look at in this article, and many reasons for continued optimism regarding positive growth trends in the local life sciences industries. According to recent data in Bio...

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