Events

Over the past nine months, eight medicine and industrial design students from Thomas Jefferson University worked together, conducting in-depth user research and problem identification within Jefferson Health and translating those insights into marketable innovations. Come watch as two startup teams...
Change is hard. Especially when it comes to implementing new technology and ideas within established organizations. Take a look at the challenges and lessons learned from perspectives of both innovators and executives and learn how structured steps on the frontend...
Despite continuous efforts to narrow the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), major inequalities still persist in these fields. In higher education, only 35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields are female. Today, only 28% of...
You’ve heard the Netflix founding story, right? The one about an entrepreneur who gets fed up with video rental fees, has a brilliant idea about DVDs-by-mail, and launches a company that revolutionizes the entertainment world? It’s the stuff of startup...
How do we prepare students for the future in a tech-focused world? Philadelphia’s AIM Academy focuses on creating future-ready children through a program that involves extensive engineering, robotics, an international portal, Virtual Reality in the classroom, and tools that bring...
Join host David Serkin Ludwig, chair of composition studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, as he presents the history of music and its relation to technology. Curtis violin and piano student Ray Ushikubo will perform a piece on the...
Women’s healthcare in the U.S. is in critical condition. With rising and unrivaled maternal mortality rates, a growing shortage of women’s health providers, and lack of access to basic care, change is needed stat! Healthcare disruptor Suzie Welsh will discuss...
Philadelphia is the place to be for innovation in the life sciences. It’s home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, academic research and cancer centers, as well as medical testing innovators. Hear from innovators about diagnostic discoveries, new approaches...
Health and well-being are tightly connected to the quality of our living environments. Even while the city struggles with growing environmental and health crises, innovations that drive meaningful progress can be shockingly simple and accessible. Cleaning up a vacant lot,...
August 22, 2019
This all-ages event showcases some of the favorite makers from the 2019 Maker Faire – a venue for “makers” to show hobbies, experiments and projects and tell what they have learned. This all-ages event is a unique combination of art,...