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Our networking, professional development and entrepreneurial support programs facilitate connections, foster collaboration, and help innovators turn flashes of inspiration into thriving businesses.
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.
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 on the Science Center campus and through related programs that enable idea generators to meet, share and learn.
Sometimes an idea alone is not enough. The QED proof-of-concept program funds novel university technologies with market potential, bridging the gap between academic research and product commercialization.
FirstHand provides curious minds access to the knowledge and resources of the Science Center. Through interactive programming, FirstHand serves local youth from under-resourced schools and the teachers and professionals from their communities, providing a gateway to creative, design-based applications of science and technology.
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.
Accessing a pool of $25 million in tax credits available annually to life science and tech companies across the Commonwealth, the University City Keystone Innovation Zone significantly contributes to the ability of young companies to grow.
The Regional Affinity Incubation Network – or RAIN – convenes the community that supports innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia. From coworking spaces to accelerators and incubators, the RAIN network members help grow the region’s innovation ecosystem. The Science Center hosts an annual RAIN Conference each July in Quorum.
Innovation Plaza is an active place for people who work and live within and around uCity Square to relax, socialize, work and play. With vibrant plantings, chess, checkers and backgammon tables, free wi-fi, and spots to just stop, sit and ponder, Innovation Plaza inspires ideas and reflects the dynamic energy of the Science Center, uCity Square, and our partners and stakeholders.
The mission of the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is to positively impact the cultural life of both our immediate neighborhood of West Philadelphia and the broader community. EKG programming uses the creative arts as a platform to explore the relationships between art, science and technology.
The Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) supports digital health companies ready to transition from research and development to sales. The program selects promising companies from around the world and provides them with funding, collaborative workspace, professional mentorship, and introductions to key healthcare stakeholders and investors in the Greater Philadelphia region.
The Innovators Walk of Fame shines a light on the diverse tradition of discovery and innovation in the Greater Philadelphia region and the groundbreaking contributions made to the scientific and entrepreneurial communities that have revolutionized the local, regional and global landscape.
Phase 1 Ventures provides know-how, management, facilities, and investment to universities looking to spinout new companies, and to startups formed for the purposes of commercializing academic technologies.