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January 19, 2018 | Science Center In The News

How the creative economy and design thinking are transforming Philadelphia

Leaders of major corporations, universities, healthcare systems, and technology firms are investing heavily and integrating processes called Design-Thinking, Creative Leadership, and Human-Centered Design. With so many dollars at stake, we’re asking the very simple question, “why?”

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

Philly is a finalist for Amazon HQ2. What comes next?

On Thursday morning, the City of Philadelphia was “thrilled” to learn that it had made the short list for Amazon’s second headquarters. The finalists include 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, whittled down from the 238 proposals that rolled in when Amazon first announced its search in 2017.

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January 18, 2018 | Beyond The Science Center

In next round of Amazon HQ2 competition, Philly's strong pharma industry may give the city an edge

When Amazon announced, last fall, that it was looking for a city to host a second headquarters, the company said it wanted pretty much what everybody wants in a home. Something affordable with a good commute, maybe some great schools nearby — and if it could come with some tax breaks, that’d be great.

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January 18, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Art Inspired by Networks On Display at Esther Klein Gallery: Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned

The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) newest exhibit features work from a group of young artists participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program. Networks Within and Around Us runs through January 26, 2018. A lecture by Dr. Danielle Basset will be held on Friday, January 19th at Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street.

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January 16, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Decision Resources Group and the University City Science Center Team Up to Accelerate Life Sciences Industry Growth in Philadelphia

Decision Resources Group (DRG), a leading provider of healthcare information, analytics, and advisory services, and the University City Science Center, a non-profit committed to catalyzing and connecting innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, today announce a collaboration that will connect entrepreneurs participating in the Science Center's Phase 1 Ventures (P1V) program with the expert insights and guidance of DRG's experienced life sciences consultants in order to accelerate the development of early-stage biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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January 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Thirty-Six Philadelphia-Based Startups Benefit from KIZ Tax Credits

For the second year in a row, University City KIZ Companies received the highest number of KIZ Tax Credit awards among the 28 zones across the Commonwealth.

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January 11, 2018 | Flying Slippers Blog

New Year, New FirstHand Video

“When I put on a lab coat, I feel like a scientist. I feel like I’m learning things that will help shape my future. I feel like I’m making a difference.” That’s just one of the voices from our new FirstHand video. The students in the video share what it’s like to participate in a FirstHand program, the feeling they get when they put on a lab coat, and what it’s like to work alongside professionals making a career out of science.

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January 11, 2018 | Science Center In The News

Philly Tech Companies Benefitted Big From State Tax Credits in 2017

2017 was another big year for local companies benefitting from Keystone Innovation Zone tax credits. And for the second year in a row, companies in Philadelphia’s University City zone received the highest number of tax credit awards out of all of Pennsylvania’s 28 zones.

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January 10, 2018 | Press Releases

Art Inspired by Networks On Display at Esther Klein Gallery: Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned

The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) newest exhibit features work from a group of young artists participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program. Networks Within and Around Us runs through January 26, 2018. A lecture by Dr. Danielle Basset will be held on Friday, January 19th at Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street.

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January 9, 2018 | Science Center In The News

The place to be for Philly’s entrepreneurs

As 3675 Market Street rises in West Philadelphia, new details are emerging about how the new building will, as outgoing University City Science Center President Stephen Tang puts it, “catalyze and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in our region.”

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