Philly daily roundup: ‘Oceanside’ on Broad Street; Heatwave index; Biotech campus comes to Southwest Philadelphia

Plus, the US Small Business Administration announced $30 million in funding opportunities for Women's Business Centers across the country.


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AR experience brings ocean fun to Philly

The North Broad Renaissance is launching a new feature next week on its Lights of North Broad app for the summer called Sea ABroad, AR that makes users feel like they are in an underwater landscape.

The idea for Sea ABroad came from the event Beach on North Broad, a pop-up beach on the lawn of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center in 2018 and 2019.

➡️ Check out the details of this underwater AR experience

What type of heatwave are you in for?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expanded the availability of its HeatRisk tool to the entire contiguous United States in April.

NOAA collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to show heat impacts — not just temperature — across the country from the present to seven days ahead.

➡️ Read Holly’s story for more details about the impacts of extreme heat

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The healthcare industry is complex and expensive, but that creates opportunities for companies to develop innovative technology, writes CEO Chris Wink. []

• The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation is planning to turn 40 acres of land in Southwest Philadelphia into a biotech manufacturing campus called the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus. [Philly Biz Journal]

• The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority announced applications for the Digital Connectivity Technology Program will be open starting June 20. The program will distribute $20 million in laptops to organizations across the state. [DCED/]

• The US Small Business Administration announced $30 million in funding opportunities for Women’s Business Centers across the country. [SBA]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Wagtail Space Conference is June 20-22 both in-person and on Zoom. [Details here]

• Philadelphia dbt Meetup is hosting a talk on June 20. [Details here]

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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