“One way to experience the Science Center is
by taking a metaphorical journey along the
startup path that connects entrepreneurs who
have an idea to the infrastructure and the
ecosystem that can help them grow
and thrive. The Science Center
demonstrates that no matter where
an entrepreneur is along the startup
spectrum, there is a place—
and a program—for
him or her at the
Science Center.”

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Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, left, and Board Chairman Craig Carnaroli are charting a path for the Science Center’s next 50 years.
Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, left, and Board Chairman Craig Carnaroli are charting a path for the Science Center’s next 50 years.

“One way to experience the Science Center is
by taking a metaphorical journey along the
startup path that connects entrepreneurs who
have an idea to the infrastructure and the
ecosystem that can help them grow
and thrive. The Science Center
demonstrates that no matter where
an entrepreneur is along the startup
spectrum, there is a place—
and a program—for
him or her at the
Science Center.”

READ THE LETTER

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND THE PRESIDENT

This has been a milestone year of celebration, transition and growth for the Science Center. As the oldest urban research park in the United States, we proudly commemorated our 50th anniversary; we commenced construction on our first residential building; and we launched a new collaborative co-working space. Through these activities and others, we have laid the foundation for the Science Center’s next 50 years.

We wanted this Annual Review to exemplify the positive change and growth evident throughout the Science Center—and going digital was a natural choice. We’re mirroring the activities of the innovators we support by taking a fresh, sustainable and entrepreneurial approach to the presentation of our activities over the past year.

Indeed, we’re dedicated to providing, nurturing and supporting the innovation ecosystem and the leadership and ingenuity that goes along with it. As you browse through this micro-site, you will see that the Science Center is living its tagline: Ambition needs an ecosystem.

TWO PATHS

There are two paths that one can take through the Science Center—the literal and the metaphorical.

A walk along Market Street from one end of our campus to the other will take you from Penn Medicine University City’s new facility at 3737 Market, past the buildings that house our Port business incubator, alongside established residents like the Monell Chemical Senses Center, down to our newest collaborative workspace, the Innovation Center @3401.

Or you can take a metaphorical journey along the startup path that connects entrepreneurs who have an idea to the infrastructure and the ecosystem that can help them grow and thrive. From QED to Quorum to the Port, the Science Center demonstrates that no matter where an entrepreneur is along the startup spectrum, there is a place—and a program—for him or her at the Science Center. And younger entrepreneurs can interact with the Science Center through our STEAM Initiatives program and the mentorship and internship programs we support.

At the Science Center, we’re firmly committed to both the physical and metaphorical paths. Together they provide an ecosystem where ambition can thrive. The stories on this site and the profiles of the people behind them will show you how.

Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA
President & CEO
University City Science Center
Craig Carnaroli
Chairman of the Board
University City Science Center