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Science Center by the Numbers


institutions across the Commonwealth are participating in the Phase 1 Ventures program


of resident incubator companies are led by immigrant entrepreneurs


QED Business Advisors spent 1,400+ hours mentoring 15 scientists participating in the QED Proof-of-Concept Program


entrepreneurs and scientists at the Science Center spent 641 hours mentoring 402 middle and high school students in the FirstHand program


presentations and speeches were made by Science Center CEO Steve Tang at programs ranging from Philadelphia University's 2016 commencement to the March for Science Philadelphia


pieces of equipment including Microsoft Bands, a Surface Hub, and a HoloLens are available for demo at the Microsoft Reactor Philadelphia


exhibits ranging from Buckminster Fuller's work to explorations of scent have been mounted at Esther Klein Gallery since it opened in 1976


people attended Quorum events in the program's sixth year


was donated back to the innovation community thanks to discounted or complimentary event space rentals for nonprofit organizations at Quorum


has been raised in follow-on funding by Phase 1 Ventures companies


in tax credits were awarded to 36 University City KIZ companies in 2016


in capital is at work in the Science Center's Port business incubator and ic@3401


in annual regional economic impact is generated by incubator residents and graduates, according to an economic impact study released in June 2016

From May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017