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Our Programs

Our networking, professional development and entrepreneurial support programs facilitate connections, foster collaboration, and help innovators turn flashes of inspiration into thriving businesses.

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Port Business Incubator

The Port business incubator offers lab and office space, plus networking, professional development, and entrepreneurial support programs to help start-up and growing companies build their businesses.

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Quorum

No matter what its size, a community needs a gathering place. For Greater Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, that place is Quorum. Quorum unites the region’s entrepreneurship and innovation communities through a central gathering space in the heart of uCity Square and through related programs that enable idea generators to meet, share and learn.

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QED Program

Sometimes an idea alone is not enough. The QED proof-of-concept program supports and funds novel university technologies with market potential, bridging the gap between academic research and product commercialization.

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FirstHand

FirstHand provides curious minds access to the knowledge and resources of the Science Center. Interactive programming provides a gateway to creative, design-based applications of science and technology. FirstHand serves local youth, teachers and professionals from under-resourced schools.

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ic@3401

The Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) is a place to hone your ideas, sharpen your skills and grow your company. With flexible workspace, shared amenities, and a collaborative spirit, ic@3401 provides a unique, energizing, and supportive environment for your startup.

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University City KIZ

Qualifying early-stage tech and life sciences companies can access up to $100,000 in tradeable tax credits annually through the University City Keystone Innovation Zone.

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Regional Affinity Incubation Network

The Regional Affinity Incubation Network – or RAIN – convenes the community that supports innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia. From coworking spaces, accelerators and incubators to startup funds and economic development agencies, the RAIN network helps grow the region’s innovation ecosystem. The Science Center hosts the annual RAIN Conference each July in Quorum.

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Innovation Plaza

With lush plantings, chess, checkers and backgammon tables, free wi-fi, and a variety of seating options Innovation Plaza reflects the dynamic energy of the Science Center, uCity Square, and our partners and stakeholders.

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Esther Klein Gallery

The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) mission is to positively impact the cultural life of our West Philadelphia neighborhood and the broader community. EKG programming uses the creative arts as a platform to explore the relationships between art, science and technology.

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Digital Health Accelerator

The Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) supports digital health companies ready to transition from research and development to sales. DHA provides promising companies from around the world with funding, collaborative workspace, professional mentorship, and introductions to key healthcare stakeholders and investors in Greater Philadelphia.

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Innovators Walk of Fame

The Innovators Walk of Fame (IWOF) shines a light on the diverse tradition of discovery and innovation in Greater Philadelphia. IWOF recognizes innovators whose groundbreaking contributions have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape.

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Phase 1 Ventures

Phase 1 Ventures provides know-how, management, investment and space to university spinouts and startups commercializing academic technologies.

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