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December 30, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Biggest stories in Philadelphia's tech & education scene in 2016

Greater Philadelphia's increasingly bustling industries of technology and education saw steady progress over the course of 2-16. It was a year that brought surprise departures, major acquisitions, as well as victories to celebrate.

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December 29, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Can University City become a catalyst for the Philly tech scene?

For now, a lot of uCity Square — University City Science Center’s and Wexford Science + Technology‘s $1 billion development project for University City — is a flashy, futuristic rendering.

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December 19, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Disrupting the Playing Field

From wearable devices that can improve performance to fan engagement platforms, the business of innovation is taking over sports. The Science Center’s most recent Smart Talk Session featured a panel of speakers spanning the world of sports, technology and innovation, and a discussion on how these various fields overlap.

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December 15, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Cambridge Innovation Center signs big lease in University City

Cambridge Innovation Center has signed onto 127,000 square feet at UCity Square in Philadelphia. Known as CIC, the Boston-based company will occupy space at 3675 Market St. in University City. It operates in a similar fashion as a co-working space and incubator, providing flexible space to entrepreneurial startups and other companies.

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December 13, 2016 | Science Center In The News

3 Greater Philadelphia businesswomen make national 'Women to Watch' list

Three businesswomen from Greater Philadelphia are getting a national spotlight. Floss Barber of Floss Barber Inc., Tina Hwang of PNC Bank and Christina Lopes of The One Health Company are part of the 100 business leaders who make up Bizwomen’s Women to Watch list for 2016.

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November 29, 2016 | Science Center In The News

30 years ago, Ronald Reagan called suburban Philadelphia ‘Silicon Valley of the East’

Don’t fool yourself into thinking Silicon Valley chasing is some novel pursuit of today. It’s at least a generation old.

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November 28, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Meet the first startup in residence at the Microsoft Reactor: Stimulus

As the Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia officially opened up shop in the heart of University City earlier this month, we gave it a few challenges to work on: diversity, opportunities to smaller startups and reaching out to the community.

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November 26, 2016 | Science Center In The News

New tricks in canine cancer research may improve treatments for humans, too

Flyer, a 70-pound golden retriever, lies patiently on her left side on an examination table as technicians scurry around, placing little sandbags on her legs and neck to keep her still. She’s getting chest X-rays to answer a critical question: Has a deadly bone cancer spread to her lungs?

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November 23, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Chat with NewSpring Capital’s Justin Nadile

University City Science Center wants to hook up founders with some capital. So, on Dec. 7, it’s giving entrepreneurs a chance to pepper a venture capitalist with questions, as part of its ongoing “Coffee and Capital” event series.

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November 21, 2016 | Science Center In The News

Mayor Kenney Op-Ed: Tech Is Key to Philadelphia’s Growth

When I think about where Philadelphia has the greatest potential for growth, I am instantly drawn to the tech industry, and I am not alone. Global incubator and seed fund 1776 partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this year on a report ranking 25 major U.S. cities and their readiness for the oncoming digital economy — Philadelphia ranked 8th, ahead of New York City and Washington D.C.

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