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December 11, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Science Center and Cambridge Innovation Center Opening

November 9th, CIC at 3675 Market Street officially open its doors to the public celebrating the momentous occassion with a VIP party, and then an open house in the evening where over 2000 people clamored to see the newest innovating building in University City. The 14-story building broke ground 2 years earlier with representatives from the Science Center, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Wexford Science and Technology, BioLabs and Ventas on hand promoting that the 345,000 square foot mixed-use property housing lab, clinical, office, educational, event and co-working space would be the first of its kind in the Philadelphia area, a hub of discovery fueled by collaboration.

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December 10, 2018 | Science Center In The News

A Philadelphia digital health accelerator shares how it created a blind selection process to boost diversity

The Science Center's DHA program created a blind initial application process that focuses on the founders’ ability to communicate their idea with the goal of removing biases associated with how screeners perceive the founding team.

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November 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Why Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center created the 'Philadelphia Fellowship'

In just about every discussion on growing Greater Philadelphia’s economic power, inevitably, the S-word comes up. Silos, to be specific, the metaphor often used to describe the tendency for organizations, institutions or even whole industries to do great things but do them alone, missing out on the power of their combined strength.

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November 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

It’s Time for Philly to Create Its Own Amazon, Says Richard Florida

The urbanist behind all that “creative class” ideology will spend the next year fulfilling a research fellowship in Philly. Here’s why he’s already calling the city fortunate.

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November 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia doesn’t need Amazon. The opportunities are already here and they’re homegrown.

Philadelphia does not need Jeff Bezos’ endorsement to affirm that we have neighborhoods both of great need and great potential. Nor was the race for HQ2 the only prize that stimulated public-private coordination.

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November 29, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Richard Florida to study Philly’s urban trends as part of new fellowship

A new fellowship that plans to bring in prominent urbanists from around the country to research Philly trends, launched this week with pivotal author Richard Florida becoming its first recipient.

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November 25, 2018 | Science Center In The News

A cafe, but not for coffee, set to open in University City

A new cafe opens this week in Philadelphia. It's not serving up lattes and cappuccinos, but instead is a place for people to interact about innovation. The Venture Cafe is at the University City Science Center.

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November 20, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Universities Look to Strengthen the Places They Call Home

Many colleges and universities are taking a leading role in revitalizing local communities, recognizing that development not only can enhance the often fraught town-and-gown relationship but also make their institutions more attractive to students and faculty.

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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 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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