January 2015
Creative Spaces and Places
Spring Training 2015 | Tempe Arizona | March 9-13

Creating a park environment which enables companies to thrive takes attention to the physical aspects of design, but so much more. Spaces that fulfill the need for concentration and yet spark collaboration are a mixture of physical design and programmatic brilliance. Learn the secrets of place-making for creativity and why outstanding creative places start with a creative person ---- you.

We'll hear from:
  • Emily Allen, a Director and Licensed Interior Designer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. Emily brings nearly a decade of creative and innovative interior design practice to her work. Her broad range of experience provides her the opportunity to approach each project with a comprehensive perspective that results in distinctive, thoughtfully designed spaces.
  • Scott Henderson, the Connector of Awesomeness at Sandbox Communities. Scott helps organizations attract and engage audiences by using physical places, events and media to create shared experiences. One of his current projects includes creating a stronger community identity for Atlanta's Tech Square.



Delaware Technology Park to build wet lab at STAR campus

By William H. McMichael, The News Journal
Suchat Pederson/The News Journal 
A view inside the Phase II building at University of Delaware's STAR Campus on Del. 896. The building is to house 10,000 square fee of space for wet labs.

The Delaware Technology Park will build a 10,000-square-foot wet lab at the University of Delaware's science and technology campus with the help of a $3 million, 10-year state loan that officials say will serve as an "incubator" that launches promising small research companies on pathways to viability.

The wet lab, which can be subdivided into tiny lab spaces, will be located on the first floor of the new "Phase II" building at UD's Science, Technology and Advanced Research adjunct campus, known as STAR. It will be devoted to hosting what park president Mike Bowman called 10 to 12 "early stage" life sciences companies that he hopes will begin to flourish, outgrow their spaces and become significant contributors to the state economy, leaving room for others to move and hopefully repeat that success.


Twenty Philadelphia-Based Life Science and IT Startups Awarded $1.7 Million in KIZ Tax Credits

Twenty startup companies in University City and Center City received a collective $1.7 million in tax credits awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in 2014 as part of the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit Program. All 20 companies are located in the University City Keystone Innovation Zone.

The University City Keystone Innovation Zone is a partnership of BioAdvance, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, the University City Science Center, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and The Wistar Institute.

Piramal to acquire Coldstream Lab from University of Kentucky

India-based Piramal Enterprises, through its US subsidiary is planning to acquire Coldstream Laboratories from University of Kentucky for $30.65m in an all cash transaction.


Of the total amount, $5.65m will be spent on Coldstream facility on the Research Park Campus of the University, while the remaining will be used to acquire the shares.

Coqu� RadioPharmaceuticals Finalizes Agreement with University of Florida Foundation

Coqu� RadioPharmaceuticals Corp, a medical isotope company, announced on January 14 that it has completed a transaction with the University of Florida Foundation for a 25-acre parcel of land on which a facility will be built to produce Molybdenum-99. Coqu� Pharma will be the first U.S. commercial producer of the medical isotope. The land is located within Progress Corporate Park in Alachua County, Fla.

Ford Opens Research and Innovation Center at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto

Ford opened the Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto on January 22 to accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

With the new facility, Ford expects to have one of the largest automotive manufacturer research centers in Silicon Valley by the end of the year, with 125 researchers, engineers and scientists. Located in Stanford Research Park, the facility also expands Ford's physical footprint - with further expansion planned in the near future.

Mark Your Calendar

Tempe Mission Palms

June 15, 2015 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hosted by The University City Science Center
More information coming soon

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2015 
Buffalo, New York 
Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
More information coming soon

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