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Philly daily roundup: $80M EDA Tech Hub plans; local computer history mapped; $3M for manufacturing innovation

Plus, DiverseForce wants professional mentors.

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How Philly will spend $80M in Tech Hub funding

The consortium putting together the Philly region’s bid for federal EDA Tech Hubs funding expects to find out this summer if they won the money. The local projects, which are built around precision medicine, would start spinning up in early September.

The Greater Philadelphia proposal was split into five sections: governance, biomanufacturing, workforce, access and entrepreneurship. A common thread throughout is the push to innovate here, keep the development and manufacturing here, and get solutions to people as fast as possible.

➡️ Get the details and a feel for the funding timeline here

New map will show off Philly’s rich computer history

A lot of people already know that the ENIAC, the first electronic programmable computer, was developed that the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. But you may not realize how broad a reach computer history has in the region.

The Compuseum is working on a map to showcase as many regional computing landmarks as possible. It first debuted in February on World Computer Day and will be discussed again during a computer history event during Philly Tech Week.

➡️ Check out what events made it onto the map

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Meet Briana Marbury, CEO and president of the Interledger Foundation which is a  grant-making, independent foundation with a focus on financial inclusion for the collective good. [Technical.ly]

• The Shapiro Administration awarded over $3 million to student research projects to help advance innovation in manufacturing. Projects associated with CHOP, Drexel, Penn and Temple were among the awardees. [PA DCED]

• DiverseForce is looking for professional mentors for its Mastery Futures: A NexGen Career Experience program. Volunteers will participate in an event at the P4 Hub for Mastery High School students. [DiverseForce]

•  Know a local tech leader who’s great at bringing people together and sharing tips and information? Nominate them to be a 2024 RealLIST Connectors honoree. Nominations are being accepted until April 12.  [Google Forms]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• ProductTank Philadelphia is hosting “The Many Shades of Product Managers,” a discussion with chief product officer Julia Kastner on April 9 at 5:30 p.m. [More Details]

• Code for Philly is hosting its April Hack Night on April 9 at 6 p.m.  [Details here]

• Silver Marketing Group is hosting a technology professionals networking happy hour on April 10 at 6 p.m. [Buy Tickets]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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