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December 27, 2018 | Science Center In The News
Here’s the Philly Business and Tech Community 2019 Wish List
As we approach 2019, Philadelphia’s business and tech community has a big opportunity to keep 2018’s momentum alive. This year, the community rallied around crucial discussions about Philadelphia’s identity as a competitive business destination. But what happens now?
Read more at https://www.phillymag.com/business/2018/12/27/philadelphia-business-and-tech-community-2019-wish-list/#mrGAqAP8Gl6r4O1H.99
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.