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Innovation + Education

Philadelphia is an incubator of ideas and initiative.

Innovation and education are at the heart of both the Philadelphia and American stories. Ben Franklin, the iconic Philadelphian, led early American innovation, creating the first university, hospital, zoo and newspaper while discovering electricity on his days off.

America’s founders drafted the U.S. Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. This heritage of invention continues in this Smart City, with innovations such as the design of the sustainable business campus transformed from the Navy Yard.

The Philadelphia region leads the United States in Life Sciences research and development resulting in numerous bioengineering startups. With the second-largest university population in the U.S., (Philadelphia is home to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Temple University, among others) the entrepreneurial spirit is strong and passionate. This culture creates a great host city for various conventions and meetings.

The city is teeming with collaboration between tech, design, science and the arts fueled by the accessible culture between the education, business and public communities. This convergence is attracting international businesses and students that choose to study in a city that has put an emphasis on quality of life.

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