Latest news from the Science Center, our resident companies and the innovation ecosystem.

November 8, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Backstage Capital's Philadelphia accelerator will open in new Science Center building

Backstage Capital's Philadelphia accelerator chose the Cambridge Innovation Center's space at the University City Science Center's new headquarters as its home base in the city, one of just four the California-based venture capital firm chose to locate an accelerator program in.

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November 6, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Science Center debuts its latest building

If the Science Center has a problem, it may be that it can’t develop new buildings fast enough to meet growing demand for its space.

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November 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Inside 3675 Market, Philadelphia’s Newest Innovation Hub

The uCity Square development, a major collaboration between partners like the Science Center and Cambridge Innovation Center, is taking Philly’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to new heights. Here’s how.

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October 25, 2018 | Science Center In The News

AURP Honors Awards of Excellence Recipients at its 2018 International Conference

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) today announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients during a luncheon at the 2018 International Conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park, MD. Throughout the conference, the association announced other award recipients and this morning, AURP announced the newest members of its 2019 Board of Directors and the organization’s elected officials.

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October 25, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia’s uCity Square kicks off major expansion drive

On November 9, 3675 Market—a 14-story, 343,465-sf office building with space for lab, clinical, educational, and retail tenants—will open within uCity Square, a 14-acre innovation center in Philadelphia that, over the next decade, plans to more than double its leasable space to 6.5 million sf across 11 city blocks, from 2.5 million sf today.

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October 23, 2018 | Science Center In The News

What innovations would give your company superpowers?

If we counted a thousand metaphors used to explain innovation and how it changes business, we’d probably have missed counting another million. Innovation is a light bulb. A beacon. It’s a seed, or a thousand seeds. Innovation is a lens. Innovation is an ocean. A waterfall. Innovation is teaching someone to fish.

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October 22, 2018 | Science Center In The News

CSL Behring, University City Science Center team up to accelerate research on new meds

CSL Behring is teaming up with the University City Science Center to catalyze academic research taking place in the Philadelphia region. The partnership is aimed at identifying and commercializing potential new medicines at area research and academic institutions that participate in the Science Center’s QED program. The QED program provides funding, mentoring and business support services to fledging entrepreneurs.

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October 4, 2018 | Science Center In The News

20 in the 2020s: Join the Business Journal’s conversation about the future

It’s a little hard to believe – but the 2020s are almost upon us. In less than two years we’ll enter a new decade, hopefully full of new and exciting possibilities. But just how will Greater Philadelphia peform in that decade? Will we be able to resurrect that old label from nearly a century ago: The Roaring 20s? Or, after a long run of economic success, will it be a time of slow growth and retrenchment.

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October 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center’s new CEO on its next chapter, new HQ & his Safeguard departure

In 1994, the University City Science Center’s then-president offered a few desks to a the handful of entrepreneurs trying to get a tiny digital marketing startup off the ground.

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October 2, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Why the Global Startup Accelerator wants startups to get worldly

Blandine Chantepie-Kari has seen it happen before: Companies tend to see international expansion as an afterthought. But her background in international business development and investment attraction has taught her it doesn’t have to be that way, and that tapping global connections can actually save time and accelerate growth when starting a business.

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