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Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator business

Oct. 17, 2014 7:33 am

Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator

Phase 1 Ventures aims to get companies based on university research off the ground.
Science Center’s Stephen Tang chosen as advisor to US Commerce Secretary business

Oct. 8, 2014 4:31 pm

Science Center’s Stephen Tang chosen as advisor to US Commerce Secretary

He'll advise Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on "issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce."
Dave Cole, the South Jersey hacker who ran for Congress, on why he lost civic

Sep. 18, 2014 10:37 am

Dave Cole, the South Jersey hacker who ran for Congress, on why he lost

Cole, who helped introduce open source to the White House, lost in the primary. "I'm not sure how to beat the system yet," he said, "but we can't give up on it."
Drexel gets $3.1M from NSF for minority STEM program access

Aug. 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Drexel gets $3.1M from NSF for minority STEM program

Drexel is the lead university on the 20-year-old National Science Foundation program. As of last year, it has helped more than 10,200 students get undergraduate degrees, said regional director Veniece Keene.
GoodCompany to launch climate change-focused accelerator in 2015 business

Jul. 29, 2014 10:36 am

GoodCompany to launch climate change-focused accelerator in 2015

It's part of the White House's Climate Data Initiative, which asks the public and private sectors to tackle climate change using government data.
US2020: City of Philadelphia wins part of $1M federal STEM grant access

May. 28, 2014 11:30 am

US2020: City of Philadelphia wins part of $1M federal STEM grant

The federal competition, named US2020, was a response to President Obama's challenge for cities to get more students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
First Round Capital to FCC: net neutrality ruling will ‘stifle innovation’ civic

May. 14, 2014 11:30 am

First Round Capital to FCC: net neutrality ruling will ‘stifle innovation’

"If established companies are able to pay for better access speeds or lower latency, the Internet will no longer be a level playing field."
SEC charges former GSI Commerce exec Chris Saridakis with insider trading business

Apr. 28, 2014 10:30 am

SEC charges former GSI Commerce exec Chris Saridakis with insider trading

Saridakis became president of GSI Commerce, which turned into eBay Enterprise after the acquisition. He left the company in January, according to Retailing Today, just one month after the New York Times featured the company prominently in a story about how eBay is taking on Amazon.
After 50% cut in federal funding, what’s next for Navy Yard building-tech research? business

Apr. 8, 2014 8:30 am

After 50% cut in federal funding, what’s next for Navy Yard building-tech research?

The Penn State-led initiative, which recently changed its name from the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub to the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), received approximately $10 million in funding for 2014, said CBEI deputy director Laurie Actman. Since 2011, CBEI has received about $25 million each year in federal funding to conduct research on how to make buildings more energy efficient, Actman said.
Chaka Fattah is the only U.S. congressman with Google Glass [Q&A] civic

Mar. 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Chaka Fattah is the only U.S. congressman with Google Glass [Q&A]

The Overbrook High School graduate is also the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science. We caught up with him to hear about what he calls "the most important mystery on Earth."