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

December 19, 2017 | Publications

Campus Philly 2017 Annual Report

Campus Philly's 2017 Annual Report.

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November 10, 2017 | Publications

The State of University City 2018

The State of University City 2018.

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September 19, 2017 | Publications

Pennsylvania Life Sciences Industry

Amid rapid change brought on by new forms of competition, new regulations, and innovation, the Life Sciences industry in Pennsylvania is in the process of reinventing itself. The Life Sciences industry has historically been a strong contributor to Pennsylvania’s economy. Following the financial crisis, the pace of growth has slowed in the face of increased costs, heightened uncertainty, changes in regulations and risk factors, and greater demands for efficiency.

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June 9, 2017 | Publications

2017 Annual Review

This edition of the Science Center's Annual Review celebrates the wide range of scientists who make up the Science Center — including the entrepreneurs, artists and students who relentlessly pursue discovery. The desire to push beyond the status quo is what motivates all the people who are at the core of the Science Center. The thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs who are bringing to life the ideas that will revolutionize our collective future.

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May 18, 2017 | Publications

Connect to compete: Philadelphia’s University City-Center City innovation district

Philadelphia’s innovation economy is strong, but city leaders can do more with its existing assets to compete globally and benefit local communities, according to a new report from the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution.

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January 4, 2017 | Publications

Greater Philadelphia Region Life Sciences Report

The Greater Philadelphia Region (GPR) is positioned to lead the next stage of disruption within the spectrum of Life Sciences disciplines, thanks to its world-renowned research institutions, top biomedical programs, and a healthy ecosystem of small and large enterprises and investment activity, a new study shows.

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November 4, 2016 | Publications

Closing the Gap: The University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program

Prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, this 2016 report quantifies the performance and impact of the QED program on the region's innovation ecosystem.

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June 15, 2016 | Publications

University City Science Center Is an Economic Catalyst for Greater Philadelphia

Graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s business incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in Greater Philadelphia and drive $12.9 billion in economic activity in the region. A new analysis, conducted by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Econsult Solutions, Inc. highlights the Science Center’s role as an economic catalyst for the region.

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June 13, 2016 | Publications

2016 Annual Review

Between June 2015 and June 2016, we’ve created more spaces and places for people to engage with the Science Center; honed and expanded our programs to support innovation and entrepreneurship; and enhanced the way we talk about our role in the region’s innovation ecosystem.

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June 12, 2015 | Publications

Science Center 2015 Annual Review

The Science Center is a multi-faceted organization. From entrepreneurship and economic development to placemaking and STEM education, the Science Center encompasses a diverse spectrum of people, stories, innovation and impact. Take a look...

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