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February 14, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center testifies in D.C. over 'Valley of Death' startups face

A top leader at the University City Science Center spoke on Capitol Hill this week to send federal legislators a message: The "Valley of Death" startups face is real, but lawmakers can help them find a way out by directing more government funding to “innovation intermediaries,” like the Science Center.

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February 11, 2020 | Science Center In The News

John Younger's Testimony before the Committee on Small Business of the United States House of Representatives

John Younger, MD, our Vice President of Science and Technology, testified before the Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development of the US House Small Business Committee, as part of a panel discussion on the topic of “The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses.”

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January 31, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Philadelphia poised for office boom not seen since early '90s

So much new office construction is currently proposed for Philadelphia that it rivals the late 1980s and early 1990s, when an onslaught of office development flooded the market and recast the city’s skyline.

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January 27, 2020 | Science Center In The News

How new Philly chapter set the bar for Black Girl Ventures' national expansion

Shelly Bell and her organization, Black Girl Ventures, may be based in Washington D.C., but they’re no strangers to Philadelphia. Bell has spoken at local tech events and held one of BGV’s signature pitch events in the city, but BGV's going bigger in 2020.

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January 22, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Development team breaks ground on $280M speculative project at uCity Square

The 400,000-square-foot building is being built on speculation. The track record for uCity Square projects suggests it won't have trouble attracting tenants.

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January 21, 2020 | Science Center In The News


The Science Center’s weekly meetup draws more than 200 innovators every week for free programming, networking and games. Everyone is welcome.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

Science Center awards $600K to three Philly-area researchers for innovative cancer technology

The Science Center on Wednesday announced it will give a total of $600,000 to three area researchers with unproven but promising concepts for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

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January 15, 2020 | Science Center In The News

University City Science Center awards $600K to researchers targeting cancer, blood disorders

The University City Science Center has awarded a total of $600,000 to three area researchers in the latest round of its QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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January 13, 2020 | Science Center In The News

This free, Philly-based start-up accelerator program is accepting candidates now

Got a business, but need work space, new markets, and mentors? You may be in luck. There’s a free “accelerator” business program in Philadelphia just for you, accepting applications through Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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January 9, 2020 | Science Center In The News

These Scientists - and Tech Titans - Are Working With Artists to Boost Creativity. Here's Why You Should Do the Same

The artist-in-residence program at Philadelphia's Integral Molecular facilitates creativity through collaborations between professionals in vastly different fields.

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