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Our Impact

Filling startup ecosystem gap since 1963

Lab technicians working together in lab space

Our Economic Impact across Greater Philadelphia

since 1963




Annual regional
economic impact


Companies Thriving

In Greater Philadelphia region


Full-time jobs supported

1 out of every 142 jobs in Greater Philadelphia


Average salary

83% above the median annual wage in the region

2023 Impact

If numbers tell a story, here are some of the wins you’ll find in the University City Science Center's 2023 Impact report: 68 startups supported, 295 student and adult learners engaged, and 5,800 Venture Café attendees welcomed. We helped startups gain funding despite the difficult market conditions, and introduced more Philadelphians to the world of STEM. In 2023 we also celebrated 60 years of powering progress - here’s to building on that legacy for years to come.

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Joe’Nell Williams in the lab at Integral Molecular