Economic Development and Innovation

 

Welcome to Innovate University City

University City is the Philadelphia region’s Innovation District, and its entrepreneurial assets continue to build on each other year after year. Recently we have seen the IPO of $1B company Spark Therapeutics, arrival of world-class accelerator DreamIt Ventures, Penn’s investments in a tech transfer center and innovation campus, and Drexel’s investments in the country’s first standalone school for entrepreneurship and a live/work Innovation Neighborhood next to 30th Street Station. For entrepreneurs, University City offers close proximity to university graduates, cutting edge university and hospital research, a regional transportation hub in 30th Street Station, tax benefits of the University City KIZ, accelerator DreamIt Ventures, incubator University City Science Center, and funders such as Robin Hood Ventures and First Round Capital.