BioSkin: a green building siding inspired by tree bark. BioSkin is a type of siding for buildings consisting of a system that creates shaded areas on a building's surface just like tree bark does on its own exterior. By acting like heatsinks the siding blocks excess heat from collecting on the outside of a building. The bark creates a rough surface that allows for many shaded areas to occur. This enables the convection of air to start to move heat away from the tree. BioSkin siding mimics this fun
Entrepreneurship education has evolved from a niche educational experience to a highly-funded, results-driven program with sweeping appeal to students from all academic backgrounds.
These programs give students access to coaches and industry experts. Universities, with the help of charitable foundations, are evolving their programs in an effort to keep young entrepreneurs prepared to enter the fast-changing real world.
After graduating from UArts, Jay Smith (2002, Multimedia) established Livid Instruments, a manufacturer of hardware and software for music production. (His first product – the “Viditar” was designed while he was still a student.) Now he’s announcing a novel addition to the guitar, the “Guitar Wing,” a control surface that gives players wireless control over the functions of their software plug-ins.
University City District is accepting proposals for cultural programming at The Porch at 30th Street Station though a Partnership Programming Fund, which is made possible through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation.
At Venturef0rth we've been working with Independence Blue Cross to explore how to offer early-stage companies and their teams health insurance that best meets their needs. IBC has heard loud and clear that the process of obtaining coverage for founders and small teams is frustrating, time consuming and expensive. They would like to do more, but they need your help.
We’re going to be launching a feature to profile startups in the Philadelphia Business Journal. It will be called Elevator Pitch and we plan to run the first one in our June 28 print edition, space permitting.
The ExCITe Center currently has an open call for novel, highly multi-disciplinary, and collaborative research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of ExCITe faculty and staff participants, and projects selected for support will receive:
What do nylon stockings, the rabies vaccine and the geodesic dome have in common? All were discovered or developed by innovators with a connection to the Greater Philadelphia region. To commemorate and celebrate our region’s dynamic history of innovation, we are launching an Innovators Walk of Fame on the Science Center campus. The inaugural class of nominees will be announced at our 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 17, 2013 at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.