The Nucleus Awards celebrate Philadelphia’s leaders who commercialize, allocate capital, convene and cultivate.
The Nucleus Awards
An evening of celebration, networking and connecting. The Nucleus Awards honor the region’s leaders in innovation and recognize visionaries who are commercializing promising technology, allocating capital, convening the community, and cultivating our STEM workforce.
The annual event convenes the region’s leaders, innovators, groundbreakers
and champion networkers for an evening of celebrating and connecting,
all while supporting Philadelphia’s future as a leader in science and
Join 250+ innovation leaders for a night of celebration with a
cocktail reception and a short award ceremony, followed by food and
Recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercialization of
innovative science and technology. The awardee is a catalyst in the
acceleration of technology transfer. By identifying and developing new
and creative ways to transition discoveries to the marketplace, the
awardee has a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development,
or the welfare of society.
This award recognizes an individual or organization that has
intentionally sourced and invested in minority-owned startups or
founders with the purpose of mobilizing capital to unlock innovation.
The 2021 awardee is investing in diverse minds to make transformative
change in the STEM ecosystem.
Recognizes outstanding contributions in creating a diverse and
inclusive talent pipeline in the STEM sectors. The awardee has
demonstrated leadership and commitment in building a sustainable
workforce that represents the community at large.
Recognizes an individual or organization that has generated new ideas
or solutions through collaboration, placemaking or unique
introductions. The awardee has removed barriers to connect assets,
resources and strengths of diverse people and organizations to advance
civic interests and improve lives.
The 2022 Nucleus Awards
2022 Nucleus Award Honorees
Co-Founder and Former CEO and Board Member, Spark Therapeutics
Jimmy White IV
Director of Engineering Four Seasons Philadelphia; Professional Speaker and Youth/Veteran Advocate
2022 Nucleus Awards News & Updates
Four Leaders to be Recognized at the University City Science Center’s 2022 Nucleus Awards
in the news
Power Moves: Meet the University City Science Center’s 2022 Nucleus Awards honorees
Jeff Marrazzo: Commercializing the Unimaginable
James Burnett: Capitalizing Opportunity
Jimmy White IV: Cultivating Change
Shannon Morales: Convening a Tribe
Monies raised through The Nucleus Awards directly support the programs of the Science Center, the life-changing technologies these programs deliver, and the continuation of Philadelphia as a pioneer in science and technology. Thank you to our Nucleus Sponsors as champions of Philadelphia’s innovation community.
The Nucleus Award provides exceptional branding and visibility opportunities in
front of 250+ innovators, investors, and civic leaders who influence
and support the region’s innovation ecosystem.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email us for more information.
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Join an outstanding group of businesses and organizations in showing your support for the Science Center and the Greater Philadelphia innovation ecosystem.