Located in the heart of uCity Square (ucitysquare.com), the University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. Founded in 1963 as the nation’s first urban research park, it provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growi...ng and established companies. The Science Center helps companies move technology into the marketplace where it can have a positive impact on people’s lives. The Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States and it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Science Center manages a budget in excess of $25M, in addition to an extensive real estate portfolio. The Science Center’s activities are overseen by a Board of Directors elected by a group of 31 of the leading colleges, universities, hospitals and research institutions throughout the tri-state region. The Board of Directors is comprised of academic and business leaders, entrepreneurs, and science and technology professionals. The Science Center employs 57 full-time employees, in a vibrant work culture.