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December 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Governor Wolf Affirms Commitment to Pennsylvania’s Tech Sector, Approves Funding for 255 Technology Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 255 early-stage technology companies to encourage entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.

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December 13, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

A Glimpse Inside Venture Cafe Philadelphia

Imagine a space – a kind of assembly hall for innovators – where entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, students, investors, makers and all others can mingle, share ideas and learn. A place whose mission is to connect innovators to make things happen. Where free, weekly Thursday gatherings present high-impact programming designed to expand and support Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem.

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December 12, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Remaking Philadelphia at NextFab

From out of the rubble, something new emerges: Despite the decades-long decline of assembly-line, smokestack-style manufacturing in Philadelphia, there is new growth in small-scale makers and artisans. A key ingredient in that shift is the city’s incubators and makerspaces.

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December 11, 2018 | Resident & Alumni News

Making a Difference in 2018

Few women around the world can get a mammogram. They are far from a clinic, or lack the money, or just don’t know about breast cancer. But now there’s another kind of breast exam that could reach women that mammograms don’t.

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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 | Flying Slippers Blog

BioArt and Bacteria

Encased in a vitrine, an unusual necklace sits atop black velvet; its 452 handmade beads range in hue from yellow to orange. Each bead contains a crystalized version of one of 21 amino acids that form an antibody created in the lab from the blood of an HIV positive patient.

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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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