University City Science Center

  • Est. 1963

Meet University City Science Center

The Science Center is Philadelphia’s premier catalyst of entrepreneurial activity, healthcare innovation and economic growth.

Established in 1963, the nonprofit has been recognized by The Brookings Institution as a best-in-class investor, mentor and economic development partner for young technology companies. Working alongside industry partners and leading research and academic institutions across the globe, the Science Center has supported hundreds of early-stage companies along their commercialization pathway.

Today, the Science Center advances healthcare innovation from idea to the marketplace through researcher and entrepreneurial support services and builds inclusive STEM pathways for Philadelphia youth and adults. Convening all these elements is Venture Café, a free weekly gathering hosted by the Science Center every Thursday.

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